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dc.contributor.authorMowrey, D. P.
dc.contributor.authorVolesky, J. D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T19:07:04Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T19:07:04Z
dc.date.issued1993-11-01
dc.identifier.citationMowrey, D. P., & Volesky, J. D. (1993). Feasibility of grazing sainfoin on the southern Great Plains. Journal of Range Management, 46(6), 539-542.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002868
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644560
dc.description.abstractForage is often in short supply on southern Great Plains grasslands during spring because warm-season grasses are dormant or just beginning to grow. Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.), a non-bloat-inducing legume, can provide forage in semiarid regions during spring when irrigated. A study was conducted to investigate yield, quality, and persistence of sainfoin in a subhumid region of the southern Great Plains without irrigation. Sainfoin was established in 1989 and grazed with steers at early or late bloom growth stages in 1990 and 1991 to remove 50 or 75% of the forage height. Forage yield averaged 2,480 and 4,110 kg ha-1, respectively in 1990 and 1991. Fifty to 80% of sainfoin's forage yield occurred prior to average stocking dates on warm-season pastures for summer grazing. Crude protein concentration averaged 15 and 19% and in vitro digestible dry matter averaged 57 and 62% in 1990 and 1991, respectively. Sainfoin survival was unaffected by grazing treatment through July 1991. After a severe drought from late July through August 1991, sainfoin stands were reduced 22% across treatments (P > 0.05). Sainfoin has potential to complement warm-season pastures in the southern Great Plains, but additional effort is needed to improve plant persistence.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectOnobrychis viciifolia
dc.subjectspring
dc.subjectOklahoma
dc.subjectsteers
dc.subjectdigestibility
dc.subjectgrazing
dc.titleFeasibility of grazing sainfoin on the southern Great Plains
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume46
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage539-542
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T19:07:04Z


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