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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: RESTORATION OF DOWNY BROME INFESTED RANGELANDS WITH GLYPHOSATE AND TRANSPLANTING WYOMING BIG SAGEBRUSH TO INCREASE SEED SOURCE DIVERSITY

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Project Number: 0500-00044-025-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 30, 2008
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
To develop and implement a comprehensive, regional Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management (EBIPM) program to restore ecosystems threatened and dominated by cheatgrass/medusahead in Rock Creek watershed and the Great Basin.

Approach:
University of Nevada, Reno (UN-Reno) and USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists will cooperate on a project to (1) demonstrate and assess, on a large-scale, the effectiveness of reduced rates of glyphosate for control of downy brome, and to determine its utility in stimulating a trajectory toward desired species, and (2) determine the influence of (a) site, (b) reduction of herbaceous competition, (c) season of planting and (d) plant source (nursery stock vs. indigenous) on survival of sagebrush transplants (refer to project proposal for more detailed information).

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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