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dc.contributor.authorFrasier, G. W.
dc.contributor.authorCox, J. R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T18:48:52Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T18:48:52Z
dc.date.issued1994-09-01
dc.identifier.citationFrasier, G. W., & Cox, J. R. (1994). Water balance in pure stand of Lehmann lovegrass. Journal of Range Management, 47(5), 373-378.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002333
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644503
dc.description.abstractLehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees), an introduced warm season grass, has invaded grasslands in southern Arizona, in many areas replacing the native warm-season grasses. A water balance evaluation in a pure stand of Lehmann lovegrass showed that more soil water was used through evapotranspiration than occurred as precipitation during 2 years of a 3-year study period. During the winter season, an appreciable amount of water was used by Lehmann lovegrass or lost by evaporation from the soil surface. The remaining available soil water was used in the spring dry period. In the dry early spring the soil water contents (to depths of 120 cm) were less than the traditional wilting point tension of -1.5 MPa. The invasion of Lehmann lovegrass into grasslands of southern Arizona is partially related to its ability to utilize soil water during parts of the year when the native species are dormant and also to extract water from the soil profile to very low water contents.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectwater binding capacity
dc.subjectwater content
dc.subjectwater balance
dc.subjectevapotranspiration
dc.subjectrain
dc.subjectbiomass
dc.subjectEragrostis lehmanniana
dc.subjectintroduced species
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectsoil water
dc.titleWater balance in pure stand of Lehmann lovegrass
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume47
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage373-378
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