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dc.contributor.authorKeller, W.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-30T16:26:15Z
dc.date.available2020-09-30T16:26:15Z
dc.date.issued1971-07-01
dc.identifier.citationKeller, W. (1971). Limits on western range forage production—water or man. Journal of Range Management, 24(4), 243-247.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3896936
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/647608
dc.description.abstractWater is generally regarded as the limiting factor in forage production on arid rangeland. If 800 lb. is taken as the water requirement for a pound of range forage, 12 inches as the average precipitation, and 400 lb. as the average forage production/acre, only 12.5% of the precipitation, or 1.5 inches, is used in producing the forage crop. If we estimate that in addition, 1/2 inch is lost to deep percolation, 1 inch to over-the-surface runoff, and 1 inch to undesirable vegetation, we account for 4 inches. Thus, the remainder, two-thirds of the total precipitation, is lost by evaporation, without benefit to man. The importance of the resource lost by evaporation is discussed in relation to the potential productivity of arid lands.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.titleLimits on Western Range Forage Production—Water or Man
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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.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range 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
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dc.source.volume24
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage243-247
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-30T16:26:15Z


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