Carrying capacity can be increased on grass-dominated rangeland pastures by including perennial forage kochia (Kochia prostrata) as one of the plant components. The objectives of the study reported here were to compare the differences of traditional winter pastures versus pastures with forage kochia. Forage quality, production, and availability data were collected from pastures in Tooele County, Utah. Forage quality, production, availability, and carrying capacity were greater in pastures with forage kochia. Livestock winter grazing in the Great Basin is challenging for many reasons. Extension's role in assisting others to find solutions is as pertinent today as it has ever been.
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Greenhalgh, L. K., ZoBell, D. R., Waldron, B. L., Olson, K. C., & Davenport, B. W. (2010). Increased Carrying Capacity with Perennial Forage Kochia. The Journal of Extension, 48(6), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.06.22