Effects of mesquite control and mulching treatments on herbaceous productivity and soil properties

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Title:
Effects of mesquite control and mulching treatments on herbaceous productivity and soil properties
Author:
Pease, Stacy Gale
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of mesquite overstory removal and modifications of soil properties due to mulching treatments on herbaceous production. The three overstory treatments were complete removal of mesquite overstory with no removal of regrowth, complete removal of mesquite overstory with removal of regrowth and an untreated control. The mulching treatments included applications of chip mulch, commercial compost, lopped-and-scattered mesquite branchwood and a control. Both overstory treatments resulted in an increase of over 20% in total annual herbaceous production. The overstory treatment of complete removal of mesquite overstory with no removal of regrowth had the greatest impact on fall production of native herbaceous species during years of relatively high precipitation, at times increasing production by almost 2-fold. Mulching treatments had no effect on herbaceous production; however, soil pH and plant available phosphorus was affected by some of the mulching treatments.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Agriculture, Soil Science.; Agriculture, Range Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable natural resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reid, C. P. Patrick

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffects of mesquite control and mulching treatments on herbaceous productivity and soil propertiesen_US
dc.creatorPease, Stacy Galeen_US
dc.contributor.authorPease, Stacy Galeen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of mesquite overstory removal and modifications of soil properties due to mulching treatments on herbaceous production. The three overstory treatments were complete removal of mesquite overstory with no removal of regrowth, complete removal of mesquite overstory with removal of regrowth and an untreated control. The mulching treatments included applications of chip mulch, commercial compost, lopped-and-scattered mesquite branchwood and a control. Both overstory treatments resulted in an increase of over 20% in total annual herbaceous production. The overstory treatment of complete removal of mesquite overstory with no removal of regrowth had the greatest impact on fall production of native herbaceous species during years of relatively high precipitation, at times increasing production by almost 2-fold. Mulching treatments had no effect on herbaceous production; however, soil pH and plant available phosphorus was affected by some of the mulching treatments.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Soil Science.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Range Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable natural resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReid, C. P. Patricken_US
dc.identifier.proquest1402030en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41173132en_US
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