The Relation of Land Tenure to the Use of the Arid Grazing Lands of the Southwestern States Volume 1001-1025

Elmer Ottis Wooton

Editorial: Lightning Source UK Ltd 2012-03-06, 2012
ISBN 10: 1130251977 / ISBN 13: 9781130251975
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Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...of such plants. Some such experimental attempts have been made--mostly by planting seeds--but nearly all such efforts have given negative results. Some attempts at saving the run-off have proved partially successful, but they are rather expensive 74. Further studies in these directions are amply warranted, especially with respect to the treatment to which seeds of certain valuable forage plants should be subjected in order to secure sure and rapid germination and growth. Some results of experimentation.--Carefully conducted experiments on the Jornada Range Reserve in south central New Mexico, by the Forest Service, in cooperation with an experienced stockman, have yielded some very accurate figures that are practically conclusive proof of the advantages of an improved type of range management possible only on fenced land. This reserve contains approximately 200,000 acres of mountain and plain grass-land, mostly of forage type No. 2, the semi-desert grass land (see p. 14), and carries from 3,000 to 5,000 head of stock, depending upon the annual climatic variations. The annual reports of the Forester contain the following data: The losses from all causes in 1915 were 1.9 per cent; in 1916 1.5 per cent; in 1917, 1.8 per cent; in 1918, 3.5 per cent, and in 1919, 1.5 per cent. In a herd of 500 selected cows that were carefully managed, the loss in any year has not exceeded 1 per cent. Estimates of losses of herds on unfenced ranges in the same region show about 15 per cent for 1917, and range from 15 to 50 per cent with an average of 25 per cent for 1918. Cattlemen in New Mexico ordinarily estimate their average losses at 10 per cent. The average calf crop on this reserve for 1916 was 72 per cent, with 81 per cent for the selected herd and 69.2 per cent for the ...

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Título: The Relation of Land Tenure to the Use of ...
Editorial: Lightning Source UK Ltd 2012-03-06
Año de publicación: 2012
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