Honey Mesquite Control and Forage Response in Crane County, Texas
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CitationJacoby, P. W., Meadors, C. H., Foster, M. A., & Hartmann, F. S. (1982). Honey mesquite control and forage response in Crane County, Texas. Journal of Range Management, 35(4), 424-426.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractReplicated field plots of honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa) were aerially treated with herbicides in 1977 near Crane, Texas. Plots were evaluated for 3 years to determine efficacy of nine herbicide formulations. Of the herbicides studied 3,6-dichloropicolinic acid was the most effective. Sprayed plots produced twice as much forage as unsprayed areas with several species of grass showing significant increases in production. Forb response was not significantly different between treated and untreated plots. Most of the forage response occurred 1 m from the tree base rather than at 3 and 5 m from the tree.