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- Milchunas, Daniel G., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Rangeland ecology & management 2009 v.62 no.1 pp. 89
- steppes; prairies; prescribed burning; vegetation; botanical composition; forage; wildlife management; weed control; winter; grazing; grazing intensity; precipitation; drought; Gutierrezia sarothrae; Opuntia; weeds; nitrogen content; nutritive value; Opuntia polyacantha; Colorado
- ... Over the past century, fire has been widely suppressed in the western Great Plains, in part because of the potential negative effects on forage production for livestock. More recently, interest in the use of prescribed fire in shortgrass steppe has increased because of the potential applications for wildlife management, control of unpalatable plant species, and restoration of historic disturbance ...
- Milchunas, Daniel G., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Rangeland ecology & management 2010 v.63 no.3 pp. 317
- steppes; grazing; range management; prescribed burning; dry matter accumulation; growing season; soil water content; nitrogen; nutrient availability; soil fertility; temporal variation; in vitro digestibility; forage grasses; forage; dormancy; stocking rate; Colorado
- ... We examined the independent and combined effects of prescribed fire and livestock grazing on herbaceous plant production in shortgrass steppe of northeastern Colorado in the North American Great Plains. Burning was implemented in March, before the onset of the growing season. During the first postburn growing season, burning had no influence on soil moisture, nor did it affect soil nitrogen (N) av ...