California Agriculture, July 1976
Volume 30, Number 7
Special Issue: Hopland Field Station: 25 years of research.
Wildlife research is diverse, productive
by W.M. Longhurst
Not available – first paragraph follows: The wildlife research program at the Hopland Field Station has been a cooperative effort involving primarily researchers from the Davis and Berkeley campuses and, occasionally, researchers from other state and federal agencies, California state universities, Oregon State University, and certain private companies. The station has also served as a base of operations for other research projects in nearby counties.
Fertility studies reveal plant & soil needs
by M.B. Jones
Not available – first paragraph follows: Proper fertilization is important in realizing the great potential from the annual grasslands of California. One of the first studies indicated that forage production on improved dry-land pasture fertilized with nitrogen and phosphorus increased ten-fold over untreated pastures during the winter months of feed shortage. In another study it was found that fertilized pastures yielded about 3 1/2 times as much meat and wool as unfertilized pastures over the growing seas on.
Watershed management increases rangeland productivity
by A.H. Murphy
Not available – first paragraph follows: The need for water in all phases of California's economic development has put strong emphasis on research toward maximum use of this resource. Wildland watersheds supply approximately 95 percent of the state's water. Consequently, an understanding of water-shed management is necessary to obtain the highest water yields.
Vegetation changes produce benefits
by A.H. Murphy, H.F. Heady, J.W. Menke
Not available – first paragraph follows: The Hopland range area has more than 500 plant species, some of which were introduced from other parts of the world, and an understanding of the ecology of these plants is important for intelligent management of the vegetation.
Sheep research stresses management, nutrition, and breeding
by D.T. Torell, W.C. Weir, G.E. Bradford
Not available – first paragraph follows: Goals of the Hopland Field Station's sheep research program have been to increase production by increasing the number of lambs born, improving lamb survival, increasing weaning weights, economically meeting the nutritional needs of sheep, and developing more productive strains of sheep.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
A salute to Hopland
by J. B. Kendrick
Facts about the Hopland field station
by A.H. Murphy
Building a research program: 1951--1976
by A.H. Murphy, R.M. Love, W.C. Weir
Extending the knowledge
Coyote is chief predator
Deer studey yields management clues
Brush management facts