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Posts Tagged: Rangeland

Join SFREC & The Silver Lab of UC Berkeley for a Workshop & Demonstration on Rangeland Compost Research Trials -- Nov 14th 2018

Compost on Rangeland Trail Nov2018

UC Sierra Foothill REC is hosting a community workshop & field demonstration event where The Silver Lab at UC Berkeley will discuss results from a long-term (10 year) compost addition trial on foothill rangeland and observed benefits for...

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:43 PM

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

Research Spotlight: Chico State, Sierra Nevada Brewery and SFREC partner on byproduct utilization as a supplement for grazing beef cows

Cows enjoying the wet brewers grain.

Over the past 15 years there has been an increase in the craft beers trade and contruction of micro-breweries throughout the North State. One of the byproducts of the brewing process is wet brewers grain (WBG), which must be disposed of in a biohazard...

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:28 AM
  • Author: Rebecca Swanson, CSU, Chico Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Author: Kasey DeAtley, Assistant Professor of Animal and Range Science
 
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