Water Use of Old World Bluestems in the Texas High Plains: SARE research summary, 2001-2003

Southern SARE

Old world bluestem grass species are widely grown in the Texas High Plains as they offer opportunities for livestock grazing. However, little information is available on their water-use efficiencies.

In a Southern SARE-funded Graduate Student Grant (GS02-012), “Optimizing Water Use for Three Old World Bluestems in the Texas High Plains,” Texas Tech University researchers evaluated three old world bluestem species under dryland, and low, medium and high irrigation levels to determine water use efficiency, yield and nutritive value over a three-year period. This bulletin showcases those research results.

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