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Jim Howell
low grass

Low-production mild steppe southeast Arizona after 1.5 years recovery from heavy grazing pressure from cattle. Cool-season annual grasses, warm-season perennial grasses, winter fat, shrubby buckwheat, and four-wing saltbush all have had the chance to grow through 1 cool season and 2 warm seasons, resulting in high forage volume (pasture mass) to feed the returning herbivores and add to the litter bank.