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AFSRC Picture of the Week, April 28, 2008
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Cattle on hillside pasture

Diverse landscapes of the central Appalachian region present challenges to producers who wish to optimize production while meeting ambitious environmental quality goals. AFSRC scientists are studying the relationship of grazing management and behavior with landscape features. A goal is to design environmentally benign grazing management practices, which capitalize on the dynamics of herbage growth in complex terrain.

Photo by Jeff Ellison

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