Herbage production on the loamy upland range site in southeastern Kansas is related to seasonal precipitation. April through September precipitation gave the most reliable predictor of total herbage production. However, this value cannot be determined early enough in the season to make adjustments in livestock numbers on seasonally grazed ranges. May through July precipitation, though less precise than that for April through September, can also be used to predict herbage yields and is timely enough for seasonal adjustments in livestock. Big bluestem was the only major species that showed significant correlation with seasonal precipitation. May through July precipitation was the best predictor of the herbage produced by this species. This material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. The Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Migrated from OJS platform August 2020
Relationship between Precipitation and Annual Rangeland Herb Age Production in Southeastern Kansas
Society for Range Management
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Shiflet, T. N., & Dietz, H. E. (1974). Relationship between precipitation and annual rangeland herb age production in southeastern Kansas. Journal of Range Management, 27(4), 272-276.
Journal of Range Management