• A Simple Sack-holding Frame

      Hansmire, J. A.; Britton, C. M.; Waller, S. S. (Society for Range Management, 1983-11-01)
      A lightweight frame was designed to hold sacks when sampling vegetation by species. Sacks are attached with clips to a pegboard in an organized arrangement with labels that are easily read. The frame is especially useful on windy days.
    • Big Sagebrush Control with Tebuthiuron

      Britton, C. M.; Sneva, F. A. (Society for Range Management, 1983-11-01)
      Tebuthiuron (20% a.i. pellets) was applied in 2 years at rates of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 kg a.i./ha on sagebrush-grass range. Mortality of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) and herbaceous yield was measured at the end of the second growing season, post-treatment. Mean mortality increased with increasing herbicide rate to 93.9% at 2 kg a.i./ha. Herbaceous yield decreased with increasing herbicide rate to a mean of 177.3 kg/ha at the 2 kg a.i./ha rate contrasted to a mean of 423.9 kg/ha for the control.
    • Effects of Soil Moisture on Burned and Clipped Idaho Fescue

      Britton, C. M.; Clark, R. G.; Sneva, F. A. (Society for Range Management, 1983-11-01)
      Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis) plants were burned and clipped under 2 soil water regimes. Treatments were applied to plants in late August and mid-October located in eastern Oregon. Results indicated that watering plants either before or after burning produced no beneficial effects as measured by changes in basal area or yield. Regardless of treatment, plant damage was greater with late August as contrasted to mid-October treatment dates. These data do not support the opinion that high soil moisture is necessary prior to fall burning of sagebrush-bunchgrass communities.