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CitationBailey, A. W., & Anderson, H. G. (1979). Brush control on sandy rangelands in central Alberta. Journal of Range Management, 32(1), 29-32.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractBalsam poplar, aspen, and willows that had invaded subirrigated sandy rangeland were treated with (1) prescribed spring burning, (2) the herbicide 2,4-D ester, and (3) prescribed burning followed by 2,4-D ester. After 5 years, burning and spraying had reduced brush the most. Brush reinvasion was occurring rapidly on all treated areas. Stand openings of about one quarter hectare in an 8 meter high poplar forest resulting from these treatments did persist for at least 5 years. Treatments were effective enough to lower the forest cover and in some cases increase forage production. Repeated burning and spraying substantially reduced the density of reinvading woody suckers.