Agronomy and Range - General Publications
See also: Rangeland Management Series, Rangeland Monitoring Series and Small Grains Production Manual
Wildfires and natural events can drastically reduce or eliminate the useable forage on grazing rangeland. This publication will help you assess your losses and set a reasonable budget for restoring the rangeland to a productive condition. Note that this updated publication replaces the 1991 publication of the same title (UC ANR 21494).
Livestock on California's foothill rangelands get much of their nutrition from rangeland forage plants. An understanding of how climatic factors influence forage productivity can help growers predict the need to provide supplemental feed.
Livestock on California's foothill rangelands get much of their nutrition from rangeland forage plants. Year-to-year variations in environmental conditions determine the nutrient content of this forage.
Full Title: Rangeland Management Series: Balancing Beef Cow Nutrient Requirements and Seasonal Forage Quality. Livestock on California's foothill rangelands get much of their nutrition from rangeland forage plants. The publication helps you strike the best balance of range forage to purchased feed in any given year.
Full title: Rangeland Management Series: Factors and Practices that Influence Livestock Distribution.Fine-tuning traditional livestock distribution techniques can improve effectiveness. Learn how to use management practices to alter distribution and to attract livestock into targeted grazing areas or away from environmentally critical areas.
Full Title: Rangeland Management Series: Guidelines for Monitoring the Establishment of Riparian Grazing Systems. It takes skill and careful study for a rangeland owner to determine the degree of success of a newly established riparing grazing area. This publication details a systematic approach to monitoring, record-keeping, and analysis, and includes a set of useful sample record forms.
When drought conditions reduce the supply of forage feed, ranchers have to allocate the available feed where it will do the herd the most good. This publication gives you a scientific basis for making that decision.
Full Title: Rangeland Management Series: Using Stage of Maturity to Predict the Quality of Annual Range Forage. Livestock on California's foothill rangelands get much of their nutrition from rangeland forage plants. By observing the maturation rate of forage plants, you can predict their nutritional content at maturity and anticipate the need to provide supplemental feed.
A rangeland manager's concerns, once limited to livestock health and business profitability, now also include the health of the rangeland habitat and its diverse species. Learn to assess rangeland health with this practical publication.