Grazing Management Affects Runoff Water Quality and Forage Yield

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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses the relationship between the poultry and cattle industry in Arkansas, namely their production and use, respectively, of phosphorus-rich poultry litter. It concludes, “Inherent in the different grazing techniques is the potential to reduce compaction and improve vegetative surface cover (percent), which has a dramatic impact on runoff, erosion and P loss.” Inclusion of vegetated buffers can have an even more dramatic impact.

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