Read full article: “Effect of grazing on soil-water content in semiarid rangelands of southeast Idaho”
Summary: This papers shows that soils under a grazing method called “simulated holistic planned grazing” (SHPG) have the highest percent volumetric-water content (%VWC) of soils tested under three different grazing methodologies that also included “rest-rotation” (RESTROT), and “total rest” (TREST). The values for volumetric-water content were 45.8%, 34.7%, and 29.8% for SHPG, RESTROT, and TREST respectfully.
Weber, Keith T., and B. S. Gokhale. 2011. “Effect of grazing on soil-water content in semiarid rangelands of southeast Idaho.” Journal of Arid Environments 75 (5):464-470. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.12.009