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- Belesky, David P.; Halvorson, Jonathan J.; Ruckle, Joyce M.; Malinowski, Dariusz P.; Mata‐Padrino, Domingo J.
- Annals of applied biology 2019 v.175 no.1 pp. 42-53
- botanical composition; dry matter accumulation; forbs; grasses; hay; highlands; legumes; livestock; nutritive value; ontogeny; pastures; sward; warm season; Appalachian region; United States
- ... Pastures in the Appalachian region of the United States comprise a mix of grasses, legumes and forbs that tend to differ in productivity within and among years. A high degree of spatial variability in hill‐land pasture creates microsite conditions that influence botanical composition of pasture. The variation in sward composition presents logistical challenges to livestock producers who rely on a ...