Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 17, Number 5 (September 1964) by Subjects
Now showing items 1-2 of 2
The Relation of Grazing to Plant Succession in the Tall Grass PrairieGrassland plots were subject to moderate grazing until 1949, but half of the plots were protected after that time. In general, complete protection from grazing resulted in rapid plant succession, an improvement in vegetation composition, a decrease in forage, and an increase in fresh and humic mulch.
Vegetational Responses Following Winged Elm and Oak Control in OklahomaTotal herbage production increased significantly following 92 to 100 percent control of winged elm, oak, and hickory trees. This increase, however, was mostly in less desirable grass and forb plants, even on reseeded plots. Natural recovery of desirable grasses after brush control on this type in Oklahoma appears to be a slow process. Reseeding may speed up forage plant establishment, but more research is needed.