Mechanical Control of Pricklypear and Other Woody Species on the Rio Grande Plains (Control Mecanico de Nopal en los Planos del Rio Bravo)

J. D. Dodd
1968 Journal of range management  
Highlight Rootplowing and rootplowing combined with rootraking increased the density of pricklypear stands but decreased the density of other undesirable woody species. Chaining resulted in extremely dense stands of pricklypear. Dragging caused a great reduction in the density of the pricklypear but had only limited effects on other woody species. Dragging, followed by rootplowing appeared to decrease the density of all undesirable woody species. This dual operation resulted in the
more » ... of a relatively brush-free grassland, which with management and periodic maintenance, can produce a large quantity of desirable herbaceous forage on a sustained basis.
doi:10.2307/3896083 fatcat:dqpoc3752jhthl6ixmam7wbn6e