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dc.contributor.authorDovel, R. L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T17:46:16Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T17:46:16Z
dc.date.issued1996-03-01
dc.identifier.citationDovel, R. L. (1996). Cutting height effects on wetland meadow forage yield and quality. Journal of Range Management, 49(2), 151-156.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644223
dc.description.abstractResearch was conducted to determine the effect of clipping height on forage yield and quality of 3 wetland meadow plant associations. Bluegrass-clover (Poa spp. and Trifolium spp.), grass-sedge (Poa spp., Deschampsia caespitosa, and Carex spp.), and sedge (Carex spp.) associations were cut to stubble heights of 5, 10, or 15 cm in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Forage yield, herbage residue, crude protein (CP), and acid detergent fiber (ADF) were determined for forage harvested in June, July, and August. Forage yields of all associations increased as clipping height decreased. The majority of total forage produced for all associations was harvested in the June clipping. Herbage residue exceeded 1.4 Mg ha-1 for all clipping heights, dates, and associations. Average CP concentration of the bluegrass-clover, grass-sedge, and sedge associations was 12.1, 13.3, and 10.8%, respectively. The CP concentration of the 2 grass-dominated associations increased with decreasing clipping height, but clipping height effect on sedge association CP was not consistent across the growing season. Clipping date had a greater effect on forage CP concentration than did clipping height. Crude protein concentration of all associations increased from the June clipping date to the July clipping date and declined in August. Clipping height did not significantly affect ADF of the bluegrass-clover or grass-sedge associations. Sedge ADF decreased with increasing clipping height in the first clipping, but increased with increasing clipping height in the second and third clippings. Bluegrass-clover ADF increased in a linear fashion from 30.9% at the June clipping date to 36.1% at the August clipping date. In contrast, both the grass-sedge and sedge associations showed curvilinear responses to clipping date, increasing from June to July and then declining in August.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectpoa lieburgii
dc.subjectcutting height
dc.subjectflood meadows
dc.subjectPoa
dc.subjectTrifolium repens
dc.subjectDeschampsia cespitosa
dc.subjectCarex
dc.subjectPoa pratensis
dc.subjectcutting date
dc.subjectyields
dc.subjectfiber content
dc.subjectOregon
dc.subjectcrude protein
dc.subjectplant communities
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.subjectdry matter
dc.titleCutting height effects on wetland meadow forage yield and quality
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume49
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage151-156
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T17:46:16Z


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