Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Posts Tagged: Forage Production

Forage Production Data: A look at our year so far

SFREC’s Beef Cattle Research Assistant, Clint Tipton collects forage production samples.

This growing season the first germination at SFREC occurred on October 14, 2016, slightly earlier than the average germination date October 21. While the germination date was close to average, the germination in pounds of forage per acre for December...

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM
  • Author: Dustin Flavell
Tags: Forage Production (11), Germination (1), SFREC (7)

Researcher Spotlight: Managing Rangelands for the Bad Times as Well as the Good

Figure 2. Total cover and biomass responses to rainfall and grazing legacy over three years (± SE). Dark squares indicate a legacy of moderate grazing – which created a diverse mix of grass and forb species - and light circles indicate a legacy of low grazing – which shifted the community to only dominant grasses.

Over the last few years Californians have grappled with how to manage lands during times of both drought and plentiful rainfall. At SFREC and on Central Valley rangelands, one question is whether management that promotes high forage in wet years alters...

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM
  • Author: Lauren Hallett
  • Author: Katharine Suding

Irrigated Pasture Forage Production Project

Figure 1: H11-21, Cage B, 4-6 inches treatment on the left and Total Forage Production treatment on the right. Photo credit: Nikolai Schweitzer

The Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley, CA utilizes 130 acres of summer irrigated pasture for cattle grazing. SFREC's irrigation water is supplied by a local water district via pipelines and open ditch distribution...

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:06 AM
  • Author: Nikolai Schweitzer

Coping with Drought at SFREC

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At the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center in Browns Valley, our mission is to foster and support research, education and outreach programs focused on key agricultural and natural resource themes relevant to the Sierra...

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:18 AM

Research Spotlight: Rangeland Production in Variable Climates

Rain-out shelters

SFREC visitors often notice and comment on the large "hoop house" structures that sit in a pasture just North of our headquarters. When precipitation is in the forecast, our staff works closely with the researchers associated with this...

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:22 AM

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