Changes in vegetation and grazing capacity following honey mesquite control

Journal of Range Management
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Abstract

Honey mesquite kill and suppression, vegetation response, and changes in grazing use and capacity were evaluated following brush control in north-central Texas. Tree grubbing was most effective for eliminating honey mesquite, but because of soil and plant damage the treatment did not increase grazing capacity or improve range condition compared to nontreated rangeland. Aerial application of 2,4,5-T + picloram was more effective in klllmg and defoliating honey mesquite than 2,4,5-T alone, but both treatments significantly increased forage production. The 2,4,5-T + picloram and 2,4,5-T sprays provided a 7 to 16% increase in grazing capacity over a 4-year period on light and heavy honey mesquite infested pastures, respectively.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Changes in vegetation and grazing capacity following honey mesquite control
Series title Journal of Range Management
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Society for Range Management
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Country United States
State Texas
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