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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Integrating Weed Management and Restoration on Western Rangelands

Authors
item Allcock, Kim - UNIV. OF NEVADA, RENO
item Nowak, Robert - UNIV. OF NEVADA, RENO
item Blank, Robert
item Jones, Thomas
item Monaco, Thomas
item Chambers, Jeanne - USDA-FS
item Tausch, Robin - USDA-FS
item Doescher, Paul - OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
item Saytal, Vijay - OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
item Tanaka, John - OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
item Ogle, Dan - USDA-NRCS
item St John, Loren - USDA-NRCS
item Pellant, Mike - USDI-BLM
item Pyke, David - USGS
item Schupp, Eugene - UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
item Call, Christopher - UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Ecological Restoration
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2006
Publication Date: September 15, 2006
Citation: Allcock, K., Nowak, R., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.A., Monaco, T.A., Chambers, J., Tausch, R., Doescher, P., Saytal, V., Tanaka, J., Ogle, D., St John, L., Pellant, M., Pyke, D.A., Schupp, E.W., Call, C.A. 2006. Integrating Weed Management and Restoration on Western Rangelands. Ecological Restoration. 24:199.

Interpretive Summary: In 2003, we began experiments to control cheatgrass and restore native species on Great Basin Rangelands. Experiments, which tested transitional species and functional groups on restoration, were established at eight sites in Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. After two years of trials, accessions of bluebunch wheatgrass, western wheatgrass, and Snake River wheatgrass showed promise as transitional communities. Moreover, immobilization of soil N using sucrose greatly reduced cheatgrass biomass and density.

Technical Abstract: In 2003, we began experiments to control cheatgrass and restore native species on Great Basin Rangelands. Experiments, which tested transitional species and functional groups on restoration, were established at eight sites in Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. After two years of trials, accessions of bluebunch wheatgrass, western wheatgrass, and Snake River wheatgrass showed promise as transitional communities. Moreover, immobilization of soil N using sucrose greatly reduced cheatgrass biomass and density.

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