Persistent Link:
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Title:
Revegetation of Retired Farmland: Evaluation of Six Range Grasses under Three Irrigation Regimes
Author:
Thacker, Gary W.; Cox, Jerry R.
Issue Date:
Sep-1991
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Forage and Grain: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
In July of 1986, we seeded buffelgrass, klein grass, "Catalina" lovegrass, "Cochise" lovegrass, bottlebrush, and sideoats grama grass on retired farmland in the Avra Valley west of Tucson. We seeded these grasses under three irrigation regimes: no establishment irrigation, two establishment irrigations, and four establishment irrigations. In measurements of the standing forage in 1987 -90, four establishment irrigations significantly increased the standing forage over the unirrigated treatments. However, the two irrigation treatment was not significantly different from either four irrigations or no irrigations. Buffelgrass, klein grass, and the lovegrasses appear to be promising species for vegetative cover for this site. We have also measured significant increases in the standing forage over the last four years.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Grain -- Arizona; Forage plants -- Arizona; Revegetation of retired farmland
Series/Report no.:
370090; Series P-90

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dc.titleRevegetation of Retired Farmland: Evaluation of Six Range Grasses under Three Irrigation Regimesen_US
dc.contributor.authorThacker, Gary W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCox, Jerry R.en_US
dc.date.issued1991-09-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalForage and Grain: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractIn July of 1986, we seeded buffelgrass, klein grass, "Catalina" lovegrass, "Cochise" lovegrass, bottlebrush, and sideoats grama grass on retired farmland in the Avra Valley west of Tucson. We seeded these grasses under three irrigation regimes: no establishment irrigation, two establishment irrigations, and four establishment irrigations. In measurements of the standing forage in 1987 -90, four establishment irrigations significantly increased the standing forage over the unirrigated treatments. However, the two irrigation treatment was not significantly different from either four irrigations or no irrigations. Buffelgrass, klein grass, and the lovegrasses appear to be promising species for vegetative cover for this site. We have also measured significant increases in the standing forage over the last four years.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectGrain -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectForage plants -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectRevegetation of retired farmlanden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/201361-
dc.relation.ispartofseries370090en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-90en_US
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