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Burning and grazing to promote persistence of warm-season grasses sown into a cool-season pasture
Author(s): E. L. Bouressa, J. E. Doll, R. L. Cates, Jr. and R. D. Jackson
Journal: Ecological Restoration
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Establishment methods,Restoration
Research Setting(s): Prairie
Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem), Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass),
AbstractA cool-season grass pasture in Wisconsin was seeded with warm-season grasses and the effects of burning and grazing on warm-season grass establishment was studied. Burning alone and grazing alone increased tiller density while both burning and grazing reduced tiller density. Native plant diversity was greatest in burned plots.
Suggested CitationE. L. Bouressa, J. E. Doll, R. L. Cates, Jr. and R. D. Jackson. "Burning and grazing to promote persistence of warm-season grasses sown into a cool-season pasture." Ecological Restoration 28.1 (2010): 40-45.
Article LinksISSN: 1522-4740