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OSU Plant & Soils/ Animal Science Research Range

Land resources assigned to the Departments of Plant and Soil Science and Animal Science and located west of the CTER are used for range management/livestock management research. The area is predominantly tallgrass prairie and is dedicated to the study of grazing management systems, prescribed burning and range livestock nutrition. Management of the area is coordinated by research scientists in the Departments of Plant and Soil Science and Animal Science. Research is conducted by two range scientists, a range nutritionist and an agricultural economist.

Since 1983, numerous small-scale studies on seasonal livestock nutrition and forage utilization, vegetation and livestock response to intensive grazing management, and eastern red-cedar control have been conducted. Currently, a large portion of the area is dedicated to the study of the impacts of grazing system and stocking rate on vegetation stability, livestock production, and enterprise economics. Twelve 50-60 acre units representing two replications of two grazing systems each at three stocking rates are involved in the study.

 

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