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1 April 2013 Grazing Nassella
Melvin R. George, Stephanie Larson-Praplan, Morgan Doran, Kenneth W. Tate
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  • Purple needlegrass responds positively to early spring grazing that reduces competition from invasive annuals.

  • Rest during flowering allows for seed set and re-growth before soil moisture is depleted.

  • Dry season grazing can create a harsh soil surface microclimate during germination and seedling establishment of competing annuals the following year.

  • Purple needlegrass is not preferred by grazing livestock during the dry season, but high stock densities can increase its utilization.

Melvin R. George, Stephanie Larson-Praplan, Morgan Doran, and Kenneth W. Tate "Grazing Nassella," Rangelands 35(2), 17-21, (1 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.2111/RANGELANDS-D-12-00077.1
Published: 1 April 2013
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Clipping
defoliation
native grass
purple needlegrass
regrowth
tillering
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