Cutting tobosa grass for hay

TitleCutting tobosa grass for hay
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1939
AuthorsAres F.N.
JournalThe Cattleman
Date Published1939
Keywordscutting for hay, tobosa grass
AbstractTobosa grass (Hilaria mutica) is one of the important Southwestern range grasses and is found on the plains of western Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Given a fair amount of winter or early spring moisture, this grass begins its growth very early in the spring and provides a source of green feed highly relished by stock after a winter diet of dry forage. Unlike the highly prized grama grasses of this area, tobosa can withstand the low night temperatures of early spring and, under favorable moisture conditions, will produce a large amount of welcome feed at this critical time of year.