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Range pasture benefits through tree removal

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A. H. Murphy, Department of Agronomy and Range Science and Superintendent of the Hopland Field Station
L. J. Berry, University of California

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California Agriculture 27(1):8-10.

Published January 01, 1973

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At Hopland during the 11 years of range improvement study, the total increase in ronch income through livestock use was $133.60 per acre. This value takes into account $57.09 per acre production value without improvement and treatment costs of $34.87. Thus, by reducing the woody plant component of the watershed and replacing it with herbage that livestock could use, the product values were increased fourfold. It should be noted that no fertilizer was applied in this improvement study —and that its use would probably have given a greater magnitude of production increase. It is also expected that this higher level of production can be sustained with a minimum of maintenance costs.

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Range pasture benefits through tree removal

A. H. Murphy, L. J. Berry
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Range pasture benefits through tree removal

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Authors

A. H. Murphy, Department of Agronomy and Range Science and Superintendent of the Hopland Field Station
L. J. Berry, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 27(1):8-10.

Published January 01, 1973

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

At Hopland during the 11 years of range improvement study, the total increase in ronch income through livestock use was $133.60 per acre. This value takes into account $57.09 per acre production value without improvement and treatment costs of $34.87. Thus, by reducing the woody plant component of the watershed and replacing it with herbage that livestock could use, the product values were increased fourfold. It should be noted that no fertilizer was applied in this improvement study —and that its use would probably have given a greater magnitude of production increase. It is also expected that this higher level of production can be sustained with a minimum of maintenance costs.

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