Linking pasture and animal processes

Let’s allocate the pasture in the afternoon
Dr. Kathy Soder
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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The problem

Grazing enterprise profitability is greatly influenced by the plant/ animal relationship. However, grazing managements optimizing this relationship in view of increase animal …

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Carbon Sequestration

Carbon Sequestration in Mature Humid-Temperate Pastures
Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research
Unit, University Park, PA

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Background

Decades of plowing have depleted organic carbon stocks in many agricultural soils. Conversion of plowed fields to pasture has the potential to reverse this process, recapturing organic …

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Drought Tolerance

Managing Intensively Grazed Pastures: Improving Drought Tolerance
Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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Background

Reduced forage production on pastures during periods of summer drought presets a significant risk to producers who are constantly searching for ways to reduce that risk …

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Pasture Assessment

Pasture Assessment in the Northeast United States
Matt A. Sanderson, Sarah C. Goslee, and James B. Cropper
USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Building 3702 Curtin Road, University Park, PA. USDA-NRCS East NTSC, Greensboro, NC 27401.

Many livestock producers have intensified management of pastures in the …

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Phosphorus management

INTEGRATE CHEMICAL AND HYDROLOGIC PROCESSES FOR PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS

Project Number: 1902-13000-006-00D
Researchers: Sharpley, A. N.; Gburek, W. J.; Pionke, H. B.
Start Date: 01-Jan-96
End Date: 31-Dec-98
Performing Institution: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
UNIVERSITY PARK, PENNSYLVANIA 16802

Research Objectives: 1) Determine effects of P management in pasture systems …

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