Cattlemen's Day, 2000; Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-287-S; Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 850; Beef; Soil compaction; Stocker cattle; Grazing; Forage
Effects of cattle grazing on soil bulk density were measured at two sites in central Kansas. Samples were taken at depths of 0 to 3 in. and 3 to 6 in. from grazed and ungrazed areas at five locations in each field. No statistical difference (P>0.01) between bulk densities of the two areas occurred at the 3 to 6 in. depth for either site. However, soil in the grazed areas had significantly higher (P<0.01) bulk density than that in the ungrazed areas at the 0 to 3 in. depth at both sites.
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Taylor, R.K. and Slocombe, John W.
"Effects of cattle grazing crop
residues on soil bulk density,"
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