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Posts Tagged: Rangeland Management

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

SFREC Hosts Beef & Range Field Day for Local Students

CA Assembly Member, James Gallagher-D3, speaking to over 160 local high school students

Over 160 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across four counties spent the day at UC SFREC on October 7th, exploring key topics related to beef cattle and rangeland management. Assembly member James Gallagher, who has strong ties...

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:59 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (9), Education (9), Foothill Abortion (1), Outreach (9), Ranchers (12), Rangeland Management (19), SFREC (13), UCANR (12), Workshop (9)

Signs of Stress

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Summer “drought” is a fact of life in the Sierra Foothills. Our Mediterranean climate is characterized by cool and (hopefully) wet winters and hot, dry summers.  While the higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada often receive summer...

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 10:52 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (9), Drought (7), Oak Woodland (1), Ranchers (12), Rangeland Management (19), SFREC (13), UCANR (12)

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
Tags: Beef Cattle (9), Drought (7), Forage Production (7), Ranchers (12), Rangeland Management (19), UCANR (12), UCCE (5)

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