Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300276
Title:
Increasing Forage Production on a Semiarid Rangeland Watershed
Author:
Tromble, J. M.
Affiliation:
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Region, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Issue Date:
20-Apr-1974
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Two native grass species, blue grama and sidecoats, were successfully seeded on a semiarid rangeland on the walnut gulch experimental watershed in southeastern Arizona. Optimum seeding dates selected were those within the time period most likely to receive precipitation, and grass stands were established in two successive years with average rainfall. Shrubs were killed by root-plowing at a depth of 14 inches, a procedure which was more than 95% successful in controlling sprouting shrubs. Forage production measurements taken on nm-28 sideoats and Vaughn sideoats showed a yield of 1,950 and 2,643 pounds of forage per acre, respectively, for the 2 years following the seeding, whereas untreated sites produced 23 and 25 pounds per acre of forage. Results indicate that success in establishing a stand of native grass is increased through use of existing hydrologic data.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Forage grasses; Semiarid climates; Grama grasses; Crop production; Range management; Arizona; Hydrologic data; Range grasses; Small watersheds; Precipitation (atmospheric); Ranges; Planting management; Plant growth; Vegetation establishment; Water requirements; Nm-28 sideoats; Vaughn sidecoats; Walnut gulch experimental watershed (Ariz)
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIncreasing Forage Production on a Semiarid Rangeland Watersheden_US
dc.contributor.authorTromble, J. M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUnited States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Region, Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizona 85705en_US
dc.date.issued1974-04-20-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractTwo native grass species, blue grama and sidecoats, were successfully seeded on a semiarid rangeland on the walnut gulch experimental watershed in southeastern Arizona. Optimum seeding dates selected were those within the time period most likely to receive precipitation, and grass stands were established in two successive years with average rainfall. Shrubs were killed by root-plowing at a depth of 14 inches, a procedure which was more than 95% successful in controlling sprouting shrubs. Forage production measurements taken on nm-28 sideoats and Vaughn sideoats showed a yield of 1,950 and 2,643 pounds of forage per acre, respectively, for the 2 years following the seeding, whereas untreated sites produced 23 and 25 pounds per acre of forage. Results indicate that success in establishing a stand of native grass is increased through use of existing hydrologic data.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectForage grassesen_US
dc.subjectSemiarid climatesen_US
dc.subjectGrama grassesen_US
dc.subjectCrop productionen_US
dc.subjectRange managementen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectHydrologic dataen_US
dc.subjectRange grassesen_US
dc.subjectSmall watershedsen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitation (atmospheric)en_US
dc.subjectRangesen_US
dc.subjectPlanting managementen_US
dc.subjectPlant growthen_US
dc.subjectVegetation establishmenten_US
dc.subjectWater requirementsen_US
dc.subjectNm-28 sideoatsen_US
dc.subjectVaughn sidecoatsen_US
dc.subjectWalnut gulch experimental watershed (Ariz)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300276-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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