Erastus Ngaruka

Rangeland productivity, utilization, degradation

Erastus Ngaruka Rangeland is defined as an area of land with natural forage materials that are utilized by livestock and wild animals. Its productivity depends on rainfall and utilization. Rangeland plants require favorable environmental conditions and protection for their establishment, distribution, and resilience in agroecosystems or on livestock farming lands. In particular, the most important attributes to consider about rangeland productivity in grazing areas are grass vigor, density, species composition and abundance or richness amongst others. These attributes indicate, how strong and active is the grass growth after dormancy and grazing, the amount of grass yield per unit area, the…
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