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- Asay, K.H.; Chatterton, N.J.; Jensen, K.B.; Jones, T.A.; Waldron, B.L.; Horton, W.H.
- Arid land research and management 2003 v.17 no.4 pp. 469-478
- Agricultural Research Service; Agropyron cristatum; Agropyron fragile; Bromus tectorum; Taeniatherum caput-medusae subsp. asperum; breeding; cultivars; forage; genetic improvement; genetic variation; germplasm; grasses; grazing; habitats; indigenous species; livestock; rangelands; rye; semiarid zones; soil resources; vegetation; watersheds; weeds; wildlife; Utah
- ... Vast areas of semiarid rangelands in western USA are severely degraded and infested with troublesome weeds such as cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and medusahead rye (Taeniatherum asperum). Reseeding with appropriate plant materials that are adapted to the site and competitive enough to replace existing undesirable vegetation is often the most plausible way to reclaim such sites. Unfortunately, many ...
- Taylor, C.A.
- Arid land research and management 2003 v.17 no.4 pp. 429-438
- biogeochemical cycles; carrying capacity; computer software; early development; ecological succession; forage; forage production; fuels (fire ecology); grasses; grazing; income; livestock; livestock and meat industry; managers; monitoring; overgrazing; prescribed burning; ranchers; rangelands; university research; warm season; wildfires; woody plants; Texas
- ... Prescribed fires are used to manipulate and manage rangelands, but effective monitoring techniques are needed to ensure that management goals and objectives are being met. The application of an effective fire program on rangelands is not a simple task. Overgrazing by livestock since the early development of the livestock industry has altered the vegetative complex on most rangelands with an increa ...