In vitro dry matter digestibility of Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) with grazed patches and lightly grazed areas.

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Title:
In vitro dry matter digestibility of Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) with grazed patches and lightly grazed areas.
Author:
Renken, Wilma Jean.
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Cattle selectively graze grasses for green, leafy material, often restricting their foraging to localized patches surrounded by large, lightly grazed areas. A two year study was conducted on the Santa Rita Experimental Range in Southern Arizona to compare the effects of heavy grazing on Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees.) digestibility. Lehmann lovegrass was clipped from within heavily grazed patches and adjacent ungrazed areas. Green and dry plant materials were separated and analyzed for percentage in-vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD). Results indicated a significant difference existed in the IVDMD of the total standing crops (p $\le$ 0.005). When analyzed separately, the IVDMD for both the green and dry plant materials from the grazed patches was significantly higher (p $<$.05) than that from the ungrazed areas. Seasonal trends indicated a greater difference in digestibility during periods of active plant growth. Patch maintenance apparently maintains plants with higher forage values for grazing animals than surrounding ungrazed areas.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ruyle, George B.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIn vitro dry matter digestibility of Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) with grazed patches and lightly grazed areas.en_US
dc.creatorRenken, Wilma Jean.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRenken, Wilma Jean.en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCattle selectively graze grasses for green, leafy material, often restricting their foraging to localized patches surrounded by large, lightly grazed areas. A two year study was conducted on the Santa Rita Experimental Range in Southern Arizona to compare the effects of heavy grazing on Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees.) digestibility. Lehmann lovegrass was clipped from within heavily grazed patches and adjacent ungrazed areas. Green and dry plant materials were separated and analyzed for percentage in-vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD). Results indicated a significant difference existed in the IVDMD of the total standing crops (p $\le$ 0.005). When analyzed separately, the IVDMD for both the green and dry plant materials from the grazed patches was significantly higher (p $<$.05) than that from the ungrazed areas. Seasonal trends indicated a greater difference in digestibility during periods of active plant growth. Patch maintenance apparently maintains plants with higher forage values for grazing animals than surrounding ungrazed areas.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairRuyle, George B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, E. Lamaren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRice, Richard R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1378282en_US
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