Can Abundant Summer Precipitation Counter Losses in Herbage Production Caused by Spring Drought ?

@inproceedings{Heitschmidt2006CanAS,
  title={Can Abundant Summer Precipitation Counter Losses in Herbage Production Caused by Spring Drought ?},
  author={Rod K. Heitschmidt and Lance T. Vermeire},
  year={2006}
}
Drought is an inherent trait of most rangelands and sound management necessitates managers address two fundamental questions when facing a drought situation. The first question is, ‘‘what is the probability that a useful amount of precipitation will be received over the period of concern?’’ and the second question is, ‘‘if it does rain, what will the impact be in terms of quantity and quality of herbage produced?’’ The objective of this study was to address the second question. Our hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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