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dc.contributor.authorHolecheck, Jerry L.
dc.contributor.authorGalt, Dee
dc.contributor.authorKhumalo, Godfrey
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T07:38:55Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T07:38:55Z
dc.date.issued2006-11-01
dc.identifier.citationHolechek, J. L., Galt, D., & Khumalo, G. (2006). Grazing and grazing exclusion effects on New Mexico shortgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 59(6), 655-659.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/05-167R1.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643118
dc.description.abstractVegetative differences and changes were evaluated over a 6-year period (1999-2004) on adjoining conservatively grazed and grazing-excluded (22 years) shortgrass rangelands in northwestern New Mexico. Autumn total perennial grass and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis [Willd. ex Kunth] Lag. Griffiths) standing crop did not differ on grazed and grazing-excluded areas when data were averaged across years. There were no long-term differences in vegetation basal cover or composition between the grazed and grazing-excluded areas. Plant community similarity values between the grazed and grazing-excluded areas were 80% and 93% during the first 2 years (1999-2000) and last 2 years (2003-2004) of study, respectively. Climatic conditions had more impact on vegetation composition of the 2 areas than livestock grazing. Similarity values between 1999-2000 and 2003-2004 periods were 52% and 64% for the grazed and grazing-excluded plant communities, respectively. At the beginning of our study, blue grama productivity was depressed on the grazed area compared to the exclosure, but after 3 years of conservative winter grazing, it was similar on the 2 areas. Our study indicates there is no benefit to blue grama rangelands from long-term rest from the standpoint of vegetation composition.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectrangelands
dc.subjectcattle
dc.subjectdrought
dc.subjectforage
dc.subjectgrazing management
dc.titleGrazing and Grazing Exclusion Effects on New Mexico Shortgrass Prairie
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.description.admin-noteLegacy DOIs that must be preserved: 10.2458/azu_jrm_v59i6_holecheck
dc.source.volume59
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage655-659
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T07:38:55Z


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