Grass Stand

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Grass Stand

 

the plant cover of seeded and natural hayfields and pastures. The height and density of the grass stand determine the yield of the forage cover. The quality of the grass stand depends on the economic value of the constituent plant species and on their phases of development. The quality of seeded grasslands is also determined by farming practices.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"Black clouds made the green of the trees and the grass stand out so that the colors hurt my eyes.
Regarding your concern about potential future leakage, make sure the grade is kept gently sloping away from the foundation if it continues to settle and keep a healthy grass stand on it.
While the living leaves communicate the recurrence of time, the processes and forms employed by Danh and Schultz highlight the physicality of memory, just as Whitman's leaves of grass stand as physical representations of past lives.
Dragging a thin tined rake across the grass will release any dried and dead bits at the roots and make the grass stand up after all the pounding it has taken during the summer.
It is standard practice to spread grass seed over the entire lawn at one-half the rate indicated on the package to thicken the grass stand. If you fertilized the lawn late last fall, plan to apply, not now (it doesn't need it) but about the middle of the month of May, if you are feeding four times a year, or in late summer, if conditions indicate the need.
It apparently can take many years after seeding into tilled cropland for a grass stand to produce high infiltration rates.
A dry land Indian rice grass stand is productive for about five years before needing replanting.
Ira Bickford, UDOT Roadside Vegetation Manager, and Wait Gilmore, UDOT Chief Landscape Architect: The wildflower program in Utah is based on the concept of first establishing a good grass stand to stabilize disturbed ground.
so hot, so forceful, that in the time one leaf takes to fall into the water, it would have set off countless ripples, it would have made the pair of snakes playing in the grass stand up straight on their tails.