Soil Moisture Conditions Under Pastures of Cool-Season and Warm-Season Grasses
Soil Moisture Conditions
Nebraska Agricultural Experimental Station
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CitationConard, E. C., & Youngman, V. E. (1965). Soil moisture conditions under pastures of cool-season and warm-season grasses. Journal of Range Management, 18(2), 74-78.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractThe season of active growth and water use by warm-season grasses is about five months, May through September, compared with seven to eight months for cool-season grasses. There was less water in the soil in midspring each year under cool-season than under warm-season grasses. Consequently, the cool-season pastures suffered from midsummer drought more often than did warm-season pastures.