• Chemical Composition of Six Southern Great Plains Grasses as Related to Season and Precipitation

      Willard, E. E.; Schuster, J. L. (Society for Range Management, 1973-01-01)
      This research determined the effect of season and precipitation on the chemical composition of six grasses of the High Plains of Texas. Seasonal influences caused variations in crude protein, ether extract, ash, crude fiber, and water. Nitrogen-free extract did not show a seasonal trend. Crude protein, crude fiber, and water content were directly influenced by the rainfall pattern during the growing season; but rainfall did not appear to significantly affect the other chemical components.