Yearlong Grazing of Slash Pine Ranges: Effects on Herbage and Browse
CitationPearson, H. A., & Whitaker, L. B. (1974). Yearlong grazing of slash pine ranges: Effects on herbage and browse. Journal of Range Management, 27(3), 195-197.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractTotal herbage yields under immature slash pine were not appreciably changed by yearlong cattle grazing which removed 30 to 60% of the annual growth. However, moderate (45%) and heavy (60%) grazing reduced pinehill bluestem frequency and increased carpetgrass. Individual browse species were not affected by grazing intensity, but total cover was reduced with moderate grazing. As tree density increased, the total herbage yields decreased.