Just Published! Microbial Water Quality Conditions Associated with Livestock Grazing, Recreation, and Rural Residences in Mixed-Use Landscapes Study of fecal indicator bacteria concentrations associated with extensive livestock grazing, recreation, and rural residences in three watersheds in California found that 87% of sample sites were below contemporary Escherichia coli-based microbial water quality standards.
Just Published! Increases in Soil and Woody Biomass Carbon Stocks as a Result of Rangeland Riparian Restoration Study concludes that revegetating rangeland streambanks for erosion control has a substantial additional benefit of mitigating global climate change, and should be considered in carbon accounting and any associated financial compensation mechanisms.
Just Published! Beef production simulation of nitrate and lipid supplements for pasture and rangeland fed enterprises Long-term effects of dietary supplements on productivity, economics, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 2 beef enterprises were simulated across 30 years: Enterprise 1. Angus steers in New South Wales, Australia and Enterprise 2. British x Charolais steers (1.0 head/ha) in California, USA.
- Is the water dirty? Well, it depends upon the bacteria standardContemporary research demonstrates that E. coli is superior to fecal coliforms as a proxy for fecal pollution from warm-blooded mammals. This is due to the “fecal” coliform test’s chronic detection of non-fecal, environmental coliform bacteria. — read more
- Short-Term Impacts of COVID-19 for the Beef IndustryAs grocery outlets and their suppliers and distributors struggle to keep food on the shelves, farmers and processors upstream are confronted with the challenge of pivoting away from conventional foodservice and restaurant product offerings — read more
Working Rangeland Wednesdays
Join us for Working Rangelands Wednesdays, where we explore topics around rangeland agriculture in California and across the West. The goal of this webinar series is to discuss challenges related to managing multiple-use rangelands through an applied, land manager-oriented lens.