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dc.contributor.authorGibbens, R. P.
dc.contributor.authorBeck, R. F.
dc.contributor.authorMcNeely, R. P.
dc.contributor.authorHerbel, C. H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T20:18:06Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T20:18:06Z
dc.date.issued1992-11-01
dc.identifier.citationGibbens, R. P., Beck, R. F., McNeely, R. P., & Herbel, C. H. (1992). Recent rates of mesquite establishment in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Range Management, 45(6), 585-588.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4002576
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644613
dc.description.abstractHoney mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torr. var. glandulosa populations continue to expand and become more dense, even on areas once "successfully" treated either with herbicides or by bulldozing in southern New Mexico. Areas treated from 1958-1964 for mesquite control on the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range and the New Mexico State University College Ranch were sampled to determine mesquite density changes. On herbicide treated areas sampled in 1976 and again in 1988, mesquite densities increased 10% to 128% and had densities from 67 to 494 plants/ha. Two areas treated by either bulldozing or fenuron in 1959-60, and with original kills near 100%, had an average density of 377 plants/ha by 1988, with an establishment rate of 13.5 plants/ha/year. On the College Ranch, mesquite densities increased 11%, from 130 (1982) to 147 (1988) plants/ha. Only 19% of a cohort of mesquite seedlings which germinated in 1989 were still alive in May 1990. Even though only a small percentage of the mesquite that germinated survived into the second year, this is enough to change former grasslands into mesquite-dominated rangelands.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectfenuron
dc.subjectshrub invasion
dc.subjectmanual weed control
dc.subjectdeserts
dc.subjectarid zones
dc.subjectProsopis glandulosa var. glandulosa
dc.subjectgrasslands
dc.subjectbrush control
dc.subjectmortality
dc.subjectseedlings
dc.subjectchemical control
dc.subjectplant density
dc.subjectrangelands
dc.subjectNew Mexico
dc.titleRecent rates of mesquite establishment in the northern Chihuahuan Desert
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume45
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage585-588
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T20:18:06Z


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