• Influence of Temperature on the Germination of Some Range Grasses

      Knipe, O. D. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Boer lovegrass, galleta, and blue grama germinate relatively well within a temperature range of 60 to 100 F, but the temperature range required for good germination of alkali sacaton and Lehmann lovegrass is limited to 80 to 90 and 60 to 70 F, respectively. Alternating temperatures were not superior to constant temperatures for promoting germination.
    • Measurement of Selective Grazing of Tropical Pastures Using Esophageal Fistulated Steers

      Bredon, R. M.; Torell, D. T.; Marshall, B. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Esophageal fistula samples of tropical forage contained 66.4% more crude protein and 7.7% less crude fiber than the average figure for the clipped pasture forage. The percentage crude protein of herbage leaves was approximately 55% higher and the percentage crude fiber was approximately 17% lower than the whole plant.
    • Potential for Increases in Grazing Fees

      Hooper, J. F. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Incremental changes in grazing fees on Federal lands have not kept pace with private lease rates. The differential between Federal and private lease rates has fostered inflated capital values for grazing permits and base property. Raising fees on Federal grazing lands without compensating ranchers for their leasehold interest would be requiring them to pay twice for the same assets. Prospects are that changes in grazing fees will continue to be incremental.
    • Range Management in the Libraries of North America

      Cronemiller, F. P. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      A search for Range Management History led the ASRM Historian into a compilation of the libraries and repositories of published and unpublished Range Management literature, mostly in the USA. This interim report calls for further work to locate and describe historical and documentary material on range management and a solid plea for preservation and protection of such material.
    • Range Management Theses 1966

      Schmutz, E. M. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
    • Rangelands—Challenge to the Pocketbook

      Upchurch, M. L. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Rangeland users can expect to share in the growing market for beef in the next 20 years. But they may face increasing competition from other types of producers. Good range management in the future will require prudent investment and the ability to benefit from business management and partial ownership of resources.
    • Relative Germination of Spotted and Nonspotted Bitterbrush Seed

      Ferguson, R. B. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Bitterbrush seed is being collected to establish stands of this valuable shrub on big-game ranges in the Western United States. Examination of seed often reveals dark spots on the seed coat. The cause of this spotting is unknown. In germination tests, these spotted seeds were found to be damaged; the germinative capacity was 50 to 82% of that of unspotted seed. Seed collectors and users should therefore recognize this as lower quality seed.
    • Response of Forage Grasses to Rhodesgrass Scale

      Schuster, M. F. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Yields of 38 species of native and introduced grasses were found to be significantly reduced by scale infestation. Grasses are grouped into three classes: (1) grasses with reduced yields, (2) grasses infested but not affected and (3) resistant grasses. Twenty-eight new hosts of rhodesgrass scale are recorded. The data indicated that rhodesgrass scale is of economic importance in south Texas.
    • The Sampling Unit and Its Effect on Saltbush Yield Estimates

      Wight, J. R. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      A 60- by 60-ft plot of Nuttall saltbush (Atriplex nuttallii) was completely harvested using 1- by 1-ft sampling units. Yield data for sampling units of various sizes and shapes were obtained by combining contiguous 1- by 1-ft plots. Sampling unit size and shape both had an important effect on sampling efficiency. The coefficient of variation decreased rapidly, as sampling unit size increased, until a sampling unit of about 60 ft2 was reached. For the smaller sampling units, the rectangular units generally had a lower coefficient of variation than those that were nearly square. Data are presented showing the relationship between sampling units of various sizes and shapes and (1) their coefficient of variation, (2) the number of samples needed to obtain a yield estimate that is within 20% of the population mean 90% of the time, and (3) the total area needed to be sampled to obtain this yield estimate.
    • Variation of Esophageal Fistula Samples Between Animals and Days on Tropical Grasslands

      Torell, D. T.; Bredon, R. M.; Marshall, B. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Forage collected by esophageal-fistulated cattle varies in chemical composition between days and animals. The number of samples needed for a given degree of accuracy was determined. Silica content of fistula steer feces was significantly different from feces from the non-fistulated steer. There were no significant differences in crude protein, crude fiber, and ether extract.
    • Water Requirements for Improved Livestock Performance on Rangeland

      Greenfield, S. F. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      The close relationship between water intake and animal gains needs to be investigated for beef cattle under rangeland conditions. Water quality and distribution have nutritional implications and may contribute more to the desired level of livestock performance than commonly believed. If true, this would inspire and speed up the development of potential stockwater sources, enhance the benefit-cost ratio of economic considerations, and be useful to range management generally.
    • Weighing Forage Samples on Windy Ranges

      Bjerregaard, Richard S. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
    • What is Range Management?

      Stoddart, L. A. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)