9. Management of renovated grasslands.
There is no useful purpose in introducing superior forage species if the new plantings are not protected from overgrazing and other mismanagement that would decimate the new species. Since the total feed production and feed quality will be substantially improved on renovated grasslands, the herdsman does not suffer by providing adequate protection. The greater productivity should be evident in the first year, and improve much more in the following two years where successful introductions have been made. Some localized failures due to erratic rainfall or infertile soil areas may be expected, but these should not deter campaigns to introduce superior forage species.
The young growth made by introduced plants is highly palatable. All grazing of newly seeded areas should be prohibited until the new species have produced a crop of seed. Further protection need only be that provided by normal good management to maximize forage production on a continuing basis.