Effects of Management-intensive Grazing in relation to soil health and forage production in an irrigated perennial pasture system
Interest in Management-intensive Grazing (MiG) on irrigated, perennial, cool-season pasture has increased steadily in Colorado due to pressure to reduce public lands grazing, overall declining space available for pasture, and declining commodity prices. However, there are still many unknowns about how forage production, forage quality, plant diversity, and soil quality are affected by this management over the long-term. To investigate potential effects on these variables, a study was undertaken on a full-scale, 82 ha, center pivot-irrigated, perennial pasture that had recently been planted with ...
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