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Time of Harvest Affects Yield and Composition of Native Prairie

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dc.contributor.author Kirby, Don
dc.contributor.author Goetz, Harold
dc.contributor.author Hirsch, David
dc.rights North Dakota State University en
dc.title Time of Harvest Affects Yield and Composition of Native Prairie en
dc.type Article en
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 44, No. 2, p. 18-21 en
dc.description The article covers a 5 year study addressing the effects of clipping on the mixed grass prairie western North Dakota. Early harvests typically increased composition and the yield of forbs and blue grama, the warm season grass component. Whereas, it slightly reduced the cool season graminold component. Most changes in the plant communities due to clipping treatments did not occur until the final years of this study. Basal cover of species remained fairly stable and would be a more permanent fixture of the plant community. Also, range improvement relying on changes in basal area would be slow to achieve in this mixed grassland type.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-15T00:14:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-15T00:14:27Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-15T00:14:27Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5953
dc.date 1986 en
dc.subject en
dc.subject Rangelands en
dc.subject Forage crops en
dc.subject Grasses en

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