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dc.contributor.authorRuyle, George B.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lamar
dc.contributor.authorMaynard, Jim
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Steve
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Dave
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Walt
dc.contributor.authorCouloudon, Bill
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-15T17:28:47Z
dc.date.available2017-09-15T17:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/625541
dc.description14 pp. / Originally published: 2007en
dc.description.abstractA primary expression of stocking levels on rangeland vegetation is utilization defined as the proportion or degree of current years forage production that is consumed or destroyed by animals (including insects). Utilization may refer either to a single plant species, a group of species, or the vegetation as a whole. Utilization is an important factor in influencing changes in the soil, water, animal, and vegetation resources. The impact of a specific intensity of use on a plant species is highly variable depending on past and present use, period of use, duration of use, inter-specific competition, weather, availability of soil moisture for regrowth, and how these factors interact. Utilization data can be used as a guideline for moving livestock within an allotment with due consideration to season, weather conditions and the availability of forage and water in pastures scheduled for use during the same grazing season. In combination with actual use and climatic data, utilization measurements on key areas and utilization pattern mapping are useful for estimating proper stocking levels under current management. Utilization studies are helpful in identifying key and problem areas, and in identifying range improvements needed to improve livestock distribution. Reviewed 10/2016. Originally published 5/2007.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletinen
dc.relation.urlhttp://uacals.org/49ken
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectforageen
dc.subjectgrazingen
dc.subjectrange managementen
dc.subjectutilizationen
dc.subjectdataen
dc.subjectsouthwesten
dc.subjectrangelandsen
dc.subjectstocking levelsen
dc.subjectvegetationen
dc.subjectmeasurementsen
dc.subjectlivestocken
dc.subjectdistributionen
dc.titlePrinciples of Obtaining and Interpreting Utilization Data on Rangelandsen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Scien
dc.identifier.calsAZ1375-2016
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-11T22:48:40Z
html.description.abstractA primary expression of stocking levels on rangeland vegetation is utilization defined as the proportion or degree of current years forage production that is consumed or destroyed by animals (including insects). Utilization may refer either to a single plant species, a group of species, or the vegetation as a whole. Utilization is an important factor in influencing changes in the soil, water, animal, and vegetation resources. The impact of a specific intensity of use on a plant species is highly variable depending on past and present use, period of use, duration of use, inter-specific competition, weather, availability of soil moisture for regrowth, and how these factors interact. Utilization data can be used as a guideline for moving livestock within an allotment with due consideration to season, weather conditions and the availability of forage and water in pastures scheduled for use during the same grazing season. In combination with actual use and climatic data, utilization measurements on key areas and utilization pattern mapping are useful for estimating proper stocking levels under current management. Utilization studies are helpful in identifying key and problem areas, and in identifying range improvements needed to improve livestock distribution. Reviewed 10/2016. Originally published 5/2007.


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