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- Blank, Robert R.; Young, James A.
- Applied and environmental soil science 2009 v.2009 no.929120
- Bromus tectorum; soil-plant interactions; invasive species; noxious weeds; carbon; nitrogen; immobilization in soil; sucrose; fertilizers; fertilizer application; plant growth; aboveground biomass; nitrates; nutrient availability; interspecific competition; nutrient use efficiency; soil microorganisms; weed control; colonizing ability; plant communities; community ecology; population dynamics; community structure
- ... Invasion of western North America by the annual exotic grass Bromus tectorum L. (cheatgrass) has been an ecological disaster. High soil bioavailability of nitrogen is a contributing factor in the invasive potential of B. tectorum. Application of labile carbon sources to the soil can immobilize soil nitrogen and favor native species. We studied the interaction of labile carbon addition (sucrose), w ...