Pasture diversity and management

Pasture diversity and management
Dr. Sarah Goslee, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

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Background

There are 120 million acres of pasture in the United States, along with 406 million acres of rangeland and 62 million acres of hay. These grazing and forage crops contribute …

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Pasture Plant Communities

Pasture Plant Communities in the Northeast
Sarah Goslee, Matt Sanderson and Jeff Gonet
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Univ. Park, PA 16802

Pastures are important to the economy of the northeastern United States, but we still don’t know much about their ecology. One of the …

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Conservation lands in the Northeast

USDA-ARS Biofuel Research Program Management and Life Cycle Assessment of Bioenergy Crop Production
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

Dr. Paul R. Adler
Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Building 3702, Curtin Road, University Park, PA 16802-3702

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Pastures and Biodiversity

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Farmers often plant moncultures or simple grass-legume mixtures in their pastures. Increased biodiversity in pastures may be one tool to improve sustainability and productivity. This fact sheet addresses some common questions regarding biodiversity in pastures.

1. What is Biodiversity?

Very broadly, biodiversity refers to all …

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