The data of cover were collected from protected and unprotected areas from all three sites, twice a year in March-April (pre-monsoon) and September-October (post-monsoon) and calculated the percentage of cover reduction from grazed
cover of under grazing plants species in pre monsoon and post monsoon.
It is only after these options are exhausted that the animal is euthanised however this is becoming increasingly difficult, both regionally and nationally, due to the number of horses being grazed
illegally or abandoned.
Prior to reintroduction of cattle grazing, we established permanent paired plots (one cattle grazed
plot and one ungrazed exclosure; ITT 1996) in each of the 11 paddocks.
riparian areas are susceptible to trampling and elimination of vegetation through uprooting (Clary and Webster, 1989).
If a pasture is grazed
continually through the season, without rest periods facilitated by rotation, cattle keep going back to the same short plants, seeking out phase one grasses.
But if it's not grazed
off over the next few weeks, the result will be an increasing amount of dead material in the base of the sward resulting in poorer grazing quality when cows do finally get out to graze.
2002 a large and intense wildfire burned across the study area we had sampled for rodents in 2000-2001, including all the grazed
and ungrazed plots.
Working in the Central Valley grasslands of California, Hunter (1991) found that there were fewer Botta's Pocket Gophers in grazed
These fragments were fenced by ranchers and grazed
by cattle and provided some habitat for the Texas kangaroo rat.
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72-ha pastures of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrium) were grazed
in December and January.
In a rainfall simulator study, Beukes and Cowling (2003) found an increase in the steady-state infiltration rate and cumulative infiltration for grazed
pastures, probably caused by the fragmentation of soil crusts compared to control sites, but this increase was absent for a second rain event.