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Research

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Central Grasslands REC has been conducting research on range, forages and animal science since 1989. Projects include:

RANGELAND GRAZING SYSTEMS

  • Patch-burn grazing
  • Modified twice-over rotational system
  • Early intensive grazing
  • Grazing intensity study (1989-2015)
  • Extended season grazing
  • Monitoring techniques 

NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Wildlife
  • Pollinators
  • Invasive species
  • Forage quality on rangeland
  • Rangeland ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Soils and hydrology

FORAGES

  • Annuals
  • Perennials
  • Livestock/cropping systems
  • CRP

ANIMAL SCIENCE

  • Beef production systems
  • Breeding
  • Fetal programming
  • Feeding trials
  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Backgrounding
  • Finishing          

BIOFUELS

  • Perennial forages for biofuels
  • Cellulosic ethanol and coproducts

OTHER STUDIES

  • History of CGREC and North Dakota
  • The Missouri Coteau
  • Lake George (Salt Lake)