- Definition of Rangeland
- Characteristics of Rangeland
- Methods of Rangeland/Pasture Improvement
- Importance of Rangeland
Definition of Rangeland
A rangeland is a piece of land, usually large, on which the local or native vegetation mainly grass, or shrubs grow. A range is an extensive area of land which contains forage grasses and legumes and other herbage plants where animals like sheep, goats, cattle can graze.
Characteristics of Rangeland
- It contains high quality grasses and legumes.
- It has a high regenerative ability after being fed on by animals
- Selected grasses and legumes are grown in adequate proportion.
- It can withstand trampling by farm animals.
- It is properly managed for high production of the forage crops
- It contains no weed except some plants for shade.
- Burning actively stimulates growth
- It contains plant shades and dew needs
- Vegetation is usually uncultivated
Methods of Rangeland/Pasture Improvement
- Reseeding: This is planting of grasses and legumes in a depleted rangeland.
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