News and Highlights

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.

Just Published! Estimating rangeland forage production using remote sensing data from a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) and PlanetScope Satellite Our study demonstrated the utility of aerial and satellite remote sensing technology in supporting adaptive rangeland management, especially during an era of climatic extremes, by providing spatially explicit and near-real-time forage production estimates.

Just Published! Modeled soil erosion potential is low across California's annual rangelands We used the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) to evaluate how different residual forage dry matter (RDM) levels affect erosion potential in rangelands across California. Simulations suggest that erosion potential on average is low in California's annual rangelands across high, moderate and low RDM recommendations. Moreover, our findings indicate that grazing management (maintaining moderate or high RDM) to mitigate erosion can be effective when targeted at areas of high vulnerability.

Recent Blog Posts

  • UC Rangelands Winter Newsletter
    Chico State and UC Cooperative Extension co-host the 2019 Beef Symposium, ‘Bridging Genetics and Management’     The 2019 Beef Symposium focused on rangeland enhancement through […]
  • Local stakeholders gather for the 2018 Rustici Tour on the Plumas National Forest
    By Tracy Schohr, UC Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Plumas, Sierra and Butte counties In late July, UCCE Plumas-Sierra and UC Rangelands hosted the 2nd Rustici […]
  • UC Rangelands Spring Newsletter
    UC Cooperative Extension, Chico State, and Foster Ranch co-host Irrigated Pasture and Rangeland Management Workshop   In California, there are more than 34 million acres of grazed rangeland. […]

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