CitationHelm, V., & Box, T. W. (1970). Vegetation and soils of two southern High Plains range sites. Journal of Range Management, 23(6), 447-450.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSoil and vegetational properties associated with a high lime and a mixed plains site on the Texas High Plains were analyzed. Density of grass cover was similar on both sites, but the high lime site supported a higher percentage of climax grasses. Mesquite trees were dense on the mixed plains site, but virtually absent from the high lime site. The high lime site was characterized by a grayish, strongly alkaline soil high in clay content and low in bulk density; the mixed plains site had a brownish, moderately alkaline soil high in sand content and high in bulk density. Phosphorus, sodium, pH, and organic matter were higher in the high lime soils.