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Pastureland Literature Synthesis

Conservation Outcomes from Pastureland and Hayland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps

The pastureland literature synthesis provides an unprecedented source of evidence-based information to guide the development and assessment of management practices and conservation programs on the nation’s pasturelands. It assesses the effectiveness of the following NRCS-recommended pastureland conservation practices:

  • Planting for Hay, Silage, and Biomass (NRCS Practice Code 512, 2010 edition)
  • Prescribed Grazing (Code 528, 2007 edition)
  • Forage Harvest Management (Code 511, 2008 edition)
  • Nutrient Management (Code 590, 2006 edition)

Suggested Citation:
Nelson, C.J. (ed.) 2012. Conservation Outcomes from Pastureland and Hayland Practices: Assessment, Recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS

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Printed copies of the Executive Summary and the full report are available from the NRCS Distribution Center, Urbandale, IA:

Phone: 1-888-526-3227 option 2
Fax: 1-515-278-7044
Email: NRCSdistributioncenter@ia.usda.gov
Or order online

A CEAP video teleconference was conducted with Dr. David Briske and Dr. Jerry Nelson, editors of the CEAP rangeland literature synthesis and the CEAP pasture and hayland literature synthesis, respectively. The VTC was originally conducted on January 24, 2013, and re-recorded on February 28, 2013, because of technical difficulties with the original recording. View it streaming or download it. (WMV; 195 MB) (Note that when the recording reaches 1:18:42 there is an audio glitch, move forward to 1:20:05 to resume listening. The end of the presentation is at 1:21:08).

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