Jornada Experimental Range Utilization SurveysEntry ID: MSU0017
Abstract: The "Jornada Experimental Range Utilization Surveys" contains data on the
utilization of grasses by livestock. Utilization was determined by taking large
samples of grazed and ungrazed heights for major grass species. Using
height-weight tables, it was possible to determine the percent utilization, or
percent of forage used, for pastures or ranges. These data are used to
determine how much forage ... was consumed by livestock on the range.
Collection Organization: Jornada Experimental Range.
Collection Methodology: Utilization of grasses by livestock was determined
by taking large samples of grazed and ungrazed heights for major species and
then using height-weight tables to determine the percentage utilization for
pastures or range-sites.
Collection Frequency: Yearly.
Update Characteristics: Updating has been discontinued.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Records & fields variable; 2.5 MB.
Data Center: Jornada Experimental Range
Dissemination Media: Floppy and magnetic disk, Internet homepage
File Format: Spreadsheet
Access Instructions: Datasets are being added to the Jornada
LTER Homepage regularly. Availability Status: On Request
Start Date: 1939-01-01Stop Date: 1989-12-31
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
Quality Data collected by permanent-staff technicians or scientists and
reviewed by the scientists in charge.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: khavstad at nmsu.edu
Jornada Experimental Range New Mexico State University P.O. Box 30003, Dept. 3
City: Las Cruces
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 88003-0003
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-23