The Saskatchewan Forage Council and partners have completed a project which demonstrated the Grazing Response Index, a simple, effective way for livestock producers to evaluate grazing impacts on their land by applying the principles of plant response to defoliation. This project successfully demonstrated the use of the GRI method on Saskatchewan pastures and that the GRI method can be applied to tame pastures, with some modifications required due to the differences in grazing response of tame forages as compared to native grasslands.
This project was supported by the Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) initiative under the Canada-Saskatchewan Growing Forward bi-lateral agreement.
To learn more about the project, visit our Completed Projects page or click here to open a pdf file of the final report.
Posted February 4, 2017