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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 IV. The elements of productive grassland management.
close this folder 8. Preparations for introducing superior Forage species in grazing lands.
View the document a. Control of brush and trees.
View the document b. Mineral requirements of forage species.
View the document c. Seeding practices.
View the document d. Planting methods.

a. Control of brush and trees.

Wherever the grazing lands (rangelands or other permanent grasslands) are overgrown with trees, brush and other unpalatable vegetation, the reduction of this growth is necessary to provide opportunity for new seedings to become established. Practical methods might consist of (1) controlled burning under favorable conditions just prior to the rainy season, (2) use of selective herbicides applied as sprays or granules at seasons when the offending species are vulnerable, and (3) hand or machine grubbing. Any taller growing undesirable species should be reduced, so that adequate sunlight will reach the forage seedlings, and to reduce water consumption by the useless species.