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changing rangelands
2014-08-21 03:15:30

Sandy Leander, ASU School of Life Sciences Half of the Earth’s land mass is made up of rangelands, which include grasslands and savannas, yet they are being transformed at an alarming rate. Woody plants, such as trees and shrubs, are moving in and taking over, leading to a loss of critical habitat and causing a drastic change in the ability of ecosystems to produce food – specifically meat. Researchers with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences led an investigation...

2014-07-23 23:28:13

Natural looking eco-friendly water saving alternative to winter overseeding of warm season grasses now available—Brown does not have to be the new green for turfgrass. Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 West Coast Turf is pleased to be an official dealer of Endurant Turf Colorant in California. Endurant Turf Colorant is an organic pigment made with binders chosen specifically for excellent adherence to turfgrass. It is a water and cost saving alternative to winter color overseeding...

More People Means More Plant Growth
2014-07-02 03:36:12

Kathryn Hansen, NASA Ecologist Thomas Mueller uses satellite data to study how the patterns of plant growth relate to the movement of caribou and gazelle. The research sparked an idea: Would the footprint of human activity show up in the data? Mueller, of the University of Maryland in College Park (now at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center in Frankfurt) teamed up with university and NASA colleagues to find out. Their new analysis shows that on a global scale, the presence of...

2014-06-16 23:00:32

An article featured in Rangelands discusses the practice of patch-burning and compares this technique to that of more traditional methods. However, after conducting a 3-year study, the authors concluded that there was no statistical difference in the cattles' body condition score (BCS) when measuring the patch-burning method against the traditional grazing methods. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 To keep order on rangelands, range managers must carefully monitor the grazing...

2014-06-05 23:12:59

Pearl’s Premium is now offering a special discount on their unique blend of ultra low maintenance lawn seed. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Every dad takes pride in a great looking lawn, so why not make dad happy this Father’s Day with the gift of premium grass seed from Pearl’s Premium that is sure to give pops the greenest and most drought resistant grass he’s ever had. Something else that all dad’s love? Saving money – with this grass, you save 3⁄4 on your water bill...

2014-06-03 23:02:36

To prevent lawns and plants from fading in the summer heat, The Grounds Guys offer summer watering techniques to help keep your lawns and plants green, plush, and blooming all summer long. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Summer is here and this means lawns and plants are back in full bloom. To prevent lawns and plants from fading in the summer heat, The Grounds Guys offer summer watering techniques to help keep your lawns and plants green, plush, and blooming all summer long. Watering...

2014-06-02 23:10:44

Lenards Lawn Care Announces Complimentary Consultation For Virginia Beach Residents (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Lenard's Lawn Care, the premier Virginia beach lawn care company, is pleased to announce a complimentary consultation for residents. With warmer weather coming, more and more homeowners are interested in enhancing their home's appeal. Mike Lenard, President of Lenard's Lawn Care, is pleased to offer a complimentary consultation in order to discuss how Lenard's Lawn...

2014-05-20 23:05:24

Allen Press, Inc. co-publishing client the Society for Range Management won the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article from Association Media & Publishing. The winning article, published in Rangelands, centers on initiatives and innovations driven by agro-pastoral women in Kenya being shared with and inspiring communities of women in Ethiopia. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Allen Press, Inc., is pleased to announce that co-publishing client the Society for Range...

2014-05-19 23:04:40

An editorial published in Rangeland Ecology & Management marks the journal's 10th year of publication. With an increased focus on complex topics such as climate change, natural resource policy and more, the journal has seen strong growth in Impact Factor, number of published articles, and online views and downloads. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Rangeland Ecology & Management– The Society for Range Management (SRM) celebrates 10 years of publication of the journal...

2014-05-09 23:06:20

Pearl’s Premium – a new super low maintenance grass seed that requires ¾ less water than traditional grass seed is now available online at http://www.PearlsPremium.com. Wayland, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 While all mothers enjoy receiving a the traditional bouquet of flowers on Mother’s Day, many of the world’s best children have found an even better gift to make mom happy: Grass Seed and a pathway to a greener healthier future. However, not any grass seed will do. To make mom...


Latest Grasslands Reference Libraries

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

Semi-arid Pampas
2013-04-18 23:08:40

The Semi-arid Pampas, alternatively known as the Dry Pampas, is a temperate grassland ecoregion located in central Argentina. The Semi-arid Pampas cover an area of 126,000 square miles, including western Buenos Aires Province, southern Cordoba and San Luis Provinces and most of La Pampa Province. The area is, in all, a home to no more than a million people, who normally enjoy some of the nation’s lowest poverty rates. Not dissimilar to the more humid pampas to the east, the area is...

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland
2013-04-18 22:58:55

The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, known also as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, located in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China. The grassland covers an area of 342,600 square miles. This Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, creates a large crescent around the Gobi Desert, stretching across central...

Overgrazing
2013-04-01 12:31:24

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'