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Research Project: Restoration and Conservation of Great Basin Ecosystems

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Perennial bunchgrass re-growth under different utilization seasons and intensities(#183)

item JOHNSON, DUSTIN - Oregon State University
item SCHROEDER, VANESSA - Oregon State University
item BOHNERT, DAVID - Oregon State University
item Davies, Kirk
item SCHREDER, PETE - Oregon State University
item BRUMMER, FARA - Oregon State University
item Boyd, Chad
item MILLER, TRAVIS - Bureau Of Land Management

Submitted to: Oregon State University Extension Publications
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/7/2019
Publication Date: 11/20/2019
Citation: Johnson, D., Schroeder, V., Bohnert, D., Davies, K.W., Schreder, P., Brummer, F., Boyd, C.S., Miller, T. 2019. Perennial Bunchgrass Re-growth Under Different Utilization Seasons and Intensities(#183). Oregon State University Extension Publications. p.29-36.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Measuring cattle utilization of forages is an important tool to guide management of grazing. We found that assessing utilization with height-weight curves can lead to utilization estimates not consistent with expectations. Visual assessments of grazing that incorporate a manager’s expertise is a more appropriate way to assess and manage grazing at the pasture scale.