Standing crop patterns under short duration grazing in northern Mexico
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CitationSoltero, S., Bryant, F. C., & Melgoza, A. (1989). Standing crop patterns under short duration grazing in northern Mexico. Journal of Range Management, 42(1), 20-21.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractPatterns of end-of-season standing crop were evaluated during a 4-year period on an oak-bunchgrass range site under short-duration grazing in northern Mexico. Patterns were determined as a function of reduction of standing crop biomass of grasses within strata (300 m each) from a central watering point. Significant differences in end-of-season standing crop (P<0.05) were found among the strata. Four-year average standing crop biomass was 383 kg/ha within 300 m from the central watering point; whereas, standing crop biomass was 538, 691, 855, and 805 kg/ha within strata 300-600, 600-900, 900-1,200, and 1,200-1,500 m from the central watering point, respectively.