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Paddock Size and Stocking Density Affect Spatial Heterogeneity of Grazing
Grazing distribution can be more even under intensive than extensive management, but this depends on how adaptively the system, particularly the aspects of timing and frequency, is managed.
Benefits of Multi-Paddock Grazing Management on Rangelands: Limitations of Experimental Grazing Research and Knowledge Gaps
1 Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M System, Vernon TX 76384 2 Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-52305 3 Centre for the Management of Arid Environments, Locked…
Quantification of the Ecological Resilience of Drylands Using Digital Remote Sensing
Drylands cover 41% of the terrestrial surface and support > 36% of the world's population. However, the magnitude of dryland degradation is unknown at regional and global spatial scales and at…
The application of grazing management to increase sustainable livestock production : the McClymont lecture
- B. Norton
- Geography, Environmental Science
SUMMARY Graziers and researchers have reached an impasse regarding the merits of rotational grazing systems that involve a large number of paddocks and short grazing periods. Most research trials…
The impact of ‘available area’ onArtemisia tridentata seedling dynamics
Survival patterns over each growing season closely followed the precipitation patterns and patterns of survival for seedlings in different available area classes were similar for the first 20 days after emergence, but survival rates were consistently higher for seedling survival in polygons greater than 300 mm2.
Effects of grazing and drought on population dynamics of salt desert shrub species on the Desert Experimental Range, Utah
Overall, light to moderate grazing and the removal of livestock before active physiological growth of cool season species had the least negative effects on population dynamics during a two-year drought period.
Survival of Perennial Grass Seedlings Under Intensive Grazing in Semi-Arid Rangelands
Grazing Management Can Improve Livestock Distribution
On the Ground By managing for more even animal distribution, ranch managers can increase the amount of forage accessible to livestock and raise their effective grazing capacity. Smaller paddocks and…
The potential of Acacia albida for desertification control and increased productivity in Chad
Comparison of the reference unit method and dimensional analysis methods for two large shrubby species in the caatinga woodlands.
The reference unit technique was compared with the dimensional analysis approach for estimating large shrub foliige biomass in Northeast Brazil. The techniques were tested on coppicing jurema (Mhosa…