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Forage Establishment and Soil Fertility on a Reclaimed Mine Spoil in Western North Dakota

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Title: Forage Establishment and Soil Fertility on a Reclaimed Mine Spoil in Western North Dakota
Author: Gardiner, Duane T.
Description: The article concerns the reclaimed Old Pittsburg Mine located Stark County. This site was chosen as it had a variety of soil conditions and micro-environments and due to the it's being seeded with various forage species. The establishment and the first year growth of these various forage species is the focus of this paper. The soil salinity levels, the thickness of topsoil and the normal plant succession were not taken into account into this study. The results and discussion covered the plant yields and the their influencing factors and the soil data. After one year of regrowth is was concluded that not enough ground cover existed for the the grazing of livestock.
Date: 1983
Subject: Mining
Land restoration
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5493

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