Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Rangeland

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_474

Land that produces primarily native forage plants suitable for grazing by livestock. Includes land with some trees, but no continuous canopy. Generally occupies the drier parts of the grassland biome, and is underlain predominantly by Kastanozems and Chernozems. Approximately 3.5 billion hectares is in permanent pasture worldwide.

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