Short Term Effects of Mowing and Burning on Soil Nutrients in Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park
CitationChristensen, N. L. (1976). Short term effects of mowing and burning on soil nutrients in Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park. Journal of Range Management, 29(6), 508-509.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSoil concentrations of phosphate, nitrate, ammonium, and exchangeable calcium, magnesium, and potassium were measured before and following burning and mowing in two vegetational types in Big Meadows Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Burning with or without mowing resulted in significant increase in concentrations of all nutrients except phosphorus. Mowing per se had no effect on nutrient concentrations. The potential use of fire to control hardwood invasion in these meadow areas is discussed.