South Africa and Intensive Short Duration Grazing

Article: Southern Africa’s Experience with Intensive Short Duration Grazing Authors: Skovlin, J. Published: Rangelands 9(4), August 1987 This paper points to previous research by Tainton that highlights the tension between utilization and animal performance.  In some cases where stocking rates … Continue reading

The Problem of Replication

Article: Vegetation, cattle, and economic responses to grazing strategies and pressures Authors: Manley, W.A. Hart, R.H. Samuel, M.J. Smith, M.A. Waggoner, JR. and Manley, J.T. Published: Journal of Range Management 50(6), November 1997 The problem of replication is especially acute … Continue reading

Presentation: Holistic Management and Soil Carbon

This is a Powerpoint Presentation presented to the First Annual Forum of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Queretaro, Mexico.  This was presented by Frank Aragona on May 21st, 2010.  The presentation deals with the technical and market aspects of … Continue reading

Research on Holistic Management and Dung Beetles

Article: Impact of the Activity of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) Inhabiting Pasture Land in Durango, Mexico Author: Anduaga, S. Published: Community and Ecosystem Ecology, October 2004 This study is an attempt to quantify a set of variables associated with … Continue reading

Flawed Research Designs and Misleading Results

Article: Effects of Livestock Grazing on Infiltration Rates, Edwards Plateau of Texas Authors: McCalla, G.R. Blackburn, W.H. Merrill, L.B. Published: Journal of Range Management, Vol. 37, No. 3. (May, 1984), pp. 265-269. This paper presents the results of a 20-month … Continue reading