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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Grazing management-plant response
Year: 1986
Author(s): Wedin, W. F.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Four State Grassland Management Workshop: Warm Season Grasses: Facts and Fantasty
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 65-69
Original Publication:  
Abstract: 1. Warm season grasses in contemporary agricultural systems involving grazing are expected to play a much different role than they did before agriculture developed in our four states. Efforts to make these grasses fit what we want in an ever-changing agriculture have not been very successful. 2. Grazing management of warm season grasses as a determinant of plant response has not been well-defined, particularly in the eastern parts of the four state region. 3. Plant response has been defined in many ways, but on a practical basis mostly as stand attrition, the end result of many factors which may or may not result from grazing management. 4. Research literature is very fragmented (as based on what I saw) and may not be helping much in answering the questions of grazing management-plant response. Many reports are too narrow, but meet the criteria needed for publication. Very few publications answer the general question posed for my topic.
Editor(s): B. Anderson