Title page for ETD etd-02062013-040056

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Taylor, Warren Hassel
URN etd-02062013-040056
Title Utilization, preference and nutritional value of winter-green agricultural crops for goose food
Degree Master of Science
Department Wildlife Management
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Lindzey, James S. Committee Chair
Dietrick, L. B. Committee Member
Pardue, Louis A. Committee Member
Wilson, F. D. Committee Member
  • Waterfowl management
Date of Defense 1957-06-05
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Present data are insufficient to permit final recommendations as to the best winter-green crop for geese of the sight crops studied. Italian rye grass appears, however, to have very good possibilities because of its good production of forage, its utilization and apparent high preference by geese coupled with a low preference by deer. It is also a relatively inexpensive field crop. Ladino clover is good as a second year crop for both geese and deer besides being economical to plant and maintain, but should be planted early to permit satisfactory first year utilization. Oats, on the refuges on which this investigation was conducted, appears a poor choice because of its high preference by deer and low goose preference.

There is a need for additional investigation to permit the accumnlation of more conclusive data. Presently reported results reflect limitations which might be overcome with additional investigation.

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