• Response to Tebuthiuron by Utah Juniper and Mountain Big Sagebrush Communities

      Clary, W. P.; Goodrich, S.; Smith, B. M. (Society for Range Management, 1985-01-01)
      The herbicide tebuthiuron was applied aerially in replicated parallel strips at rates of 0, 1.3, 2.0, and 2.7 kg/ha a.i. (active ingredient) in 40% pellets on a Utah juniper stand, and at rates of 0, 0.6, 1.0, and 1.3 kg/ha a.i. in 10% pellets on a mountain big sagebrush stand. Crown kill on Utah juniper was nearly 100% at application rates of 2.0 kg/ha or greater. Control of mountain big sagebrush was obtained at rates of 0.6 kg/ha and above. Antelope bitterbrush, hairy low rabbitbrush, and gray horsebrush responded to the herbicide similarly to Utah juniper. Rubber rabbitbrush was not controlled by tebuthiuron. Total understory production had changed little 3 years after application, although compensating decreases in production of perennial plants and increases in production of annual grasses occurred.