CitationCook, C. W., & Child, R. D. (1971). Recovery of desert plants in various states of vigor. Journal of Range Management, 24(5), 339-343.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractDesert plants, when defoliated to the extent that vigor is even moderately reduced, require rather long periods of nonuse for complete restoration. Defoliation in the winter and again in the spring at only moderate intensities was considered deleterious to plant welfare. Late spring harvesting was significantly more harmful to plants than early spring harvesting.