Desert Plants, Volume 6, Number 2 (1984)
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Desert Plants is a unique botanical journal published by The University of Arizona for Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. This journal is devoted to encouraging the appreciation of indigenous and adapted arid land plants. Desert Plants publishes a variety of manuscripts intended for amateur and professional desert plant enthusiasts. A few of the diverse topics covered include desert horticulture, landscape architecture, desert ecology, and history. First published in 1979, Desert Plants is currently published biannually with issues in June and December.
Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona.
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- Editorial - Sociality in Bees, Plants and Man
- The Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum Groundcover Evaluation and Introduction Project
- Sorghum Grain and Forage Yield Improvement in the Sonoran Desert by Use of Municipal Wastewater
- History, Geology and Vegetation of Picketpost Mountain
- On the Pollen Harvest by the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Near Tucson, Arizona (1976-1981)
- Honey Bees and Desert Plants
Sorghum Grain and Forage Yield Improvement in the Sonoran Desert by Use of Municipal WastewaterExperiments were conducted near Buckeye, Arizona in 1975 and 1976 to study the influence of treated municipal wastewater on growth and yield of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Pump water from local wells (control treatment) and a 50:50 mixture of wastewater and pump water were the two sources of irrigation water used. Sorghum irrigated with the wastewater-pump water mixture grew taller and produced more heads per unit area than did sorghum irrigated with pump water alone in 1975 and 1976. Grain yields and forage yields were also higher for sorghum irrigated with the wastewater-pump water mixture than they were for sorghum irrigated with pump water alone, in both years. Grain volume-weight was not adversely affected by irrigating with the wastewater-pump water mixture.