Revegetation of Retired Farmland: Response of Fourwing Saltbush to Establishment Irrigation and Weeding
AuthorThacker, Gary W.
KeywordsAgriculture -- Arizona
Grain -- Arizona
Forage plants -- Arizona
Revegetation of retired farmland
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AbstractThis is an experiment on seeding fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens) in 80-inch wide waterharvesting microcatchments on retired farmland west of Tucson. At 32 months after planting plots that received the establishment irrigation had more cover than unirrigated plots. Keeping plots free of competing weeds also gave some advantage. However, the coefficient of variation was very high, and none of these differences was statistically significant.