Changes in soil C, N, and P with long-term (58 years) cattle grazing on rough fescue grassland
Li, C., Hao, X., Ellert, B.H., Willms, W.D., Zhao, M., Han, G. (2012). Changes in soil C, N, and P with long-term (58 years) cattle grazing on rough fescue grassland, 175(3), 339-344. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201100212
We investigated soil response to long-term cattle grazing at stocking rates 0 (CK), 2.4 (MG), and 4.8 (HG) animal unit months ha-1 on a Rough Fescue (Festuca campestris Rydb.) grassland. Soil organic C and N stocks and available nutrients were not affected by grazing while soil bulk densities (0-30cm) were higher and P stocks (15-30cm) were lower under grazing than CK. The slow rate change of soil C and N suggest the rich black grassland soils appear to tolerate intensive grazing. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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