Sean stressed: "Avoid the temptation to overgraze
. If the sward is grazed below 4cm it will deplete the plant energy stores and slow down recovery when the rain comes.
It is hoped they will help balance rural ecosystems by curbing the huge numbers of wild deer which currently overgraze
They can directly overgraze
algal forests as well as prevent the recovery of algae that have been damaged for other reasons.'
When cattle overgraze
on grass, they create perfect conditions for thorn bushes to shoot up.
Ranchers had allowed livestock to overgraze
. Without grasses or trees to hold in moisture, the soil was dry.
Plus, farmers sometimes cut down forests to plant crops, or they allow livestock to overgraze
Keep animals off wet pastures, where they overgraze
, trample grass, compact soil and create mud.
It also found farmers are allowing their sheep to overgraze
lands to get extra EU payments.
That pattern suggests that the numbers plunge because the lemmings overgraze
The animals' hard hooves have damaged plants and soils, and as the land is generally unfertile and unproductive, there has been a tendency to overgraze
If hungry otters don't keep urchin populations in check, the urchins overgraze
the kelp--creating a barren wasteland on the seafloor.
"You've got to make sure mustangs don't overgraze
, or eat the plants down so much they can't regrow," Shane says.