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Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station


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Additional low cost forage is urgently needed by Utah's range livestock industry. Seeding of depleted tracts in accordance with recently developed methods and principles will help supply this forage and is entirely feasible. Where the value of the increased forage will repay the cost of planting, careful reseeding of selected sites is fully justified.

The important part that reseeding can play in restoring ranges to their former capacity has been demonstrated. Although satisfactory results can be obtained on many sites during average or better years, much more study is needed to insure consistent success in abnormal years and to extend reseeding to all ranges where it is needed. Present information, even when correctly applied, cannot eliminate failures, However, the chances for success will be best if the procedures and principles that have been developed are applied with discrimination and close attention is given to details