Irrigated perennial pasture grasses are the foundation of many crop and livestock enterprises. They are especially important during drought when the productivity of annual rangelands is compromised and cattle producers are in dire need of alternative forage sources. However, forage crop yields are highly influenced by drought because nearly the entire aboveground biomass is harvested. Production systems that maximize forage production and pasture survivability in drought years are of utmost importance.
In this Drought Tip, you’ll learn how to manage your pasture during drought by selecting the right kind of grass for your situation and by using management practices that can enhance survival.
Part of a series of Drought Tips written and produced by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources under an agreement with the California Department of Water Resources.
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