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Forage yield and quality trends of annual grasses in the Great Basin

Mayland, H.F. and Murray, R.B. and Shewmaker, G.E. (1994) Forage yield and quality trends of annual grasses in the Great Basin. pp. 387-391. In: Proc. Symp. on Ecology, Management and Restoration of Intermountain Annual Rangelands. USA-ID-Boise, 1994/05/18-22.

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Abstract

Grazing animals readily eat medusahead (Taeniatherum asperum [Sim.] Neuski) and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) during the short time when plants are green and succulent. Cheatgrass, the more important of the two, is a primary source of spring forage in the Great Basin. It is characterized by a short green-feed period, large yearly variations in yield, and declining forage quality as plants dry. However, cattle eat mature cheatgrass and gain as well as cattle grazing on matured perennial grasses growing in the same area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0849
Additional Information: **A.K.A NWISRL PUBLICATION 849a**
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Grass forage
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 17:44
Item ID: 911
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/911

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