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close this book Grazing and rangeland development for livestock production
close this folder Management of rangelands and other grazing lands of the tropics and subtropics for support of livestock production. Technical Series Bulletin No. 23
close this folder II. Inventory of the natural resources base of permanent grasslands.
Open this folder and view contents 1. Climate.
View the document 2. Land forms and elevation.
Open this folder and view contents 3. Natural vegetation as an index of agricultural potential.
Open this folder and view contents 4. World soil grouping for forage production.
View the document 5. Characteristics of permanent grasslands.
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Open this folder and view contents 7. Present land use patterns, by ecological zones.

II. Inventory of the natural resources base of permanent grasslands.

Grasslands vary tremendously from region to region as a result of the natural resources present, as well as the cumulative effect of man's management practices. The basic natural conditions of climate, land forms and soil types, usually have been greatly modified by grazing practices that often have depleted potential vegetative cover, and dissipated rainfall in harmful ways. The low regard for grassland productivity that is widely prevalent has resulted in declining plant growth and lack of dependability in forage production under unwise management.