Creeping Bluestem Compared with Four Other Native Range Grasses

Robert D. Roush, Lewis L. Yarlett
1973 Journal of range management  
Highlight: Creeping bluestem (Andropogon stolonifer (Nash/ Hitchc.), an important rhizomatous perennial native bluestem ofFlorida and southeast Georgia, was compared under five use-management schemes with four other important native range grasses common to the same region. The creeping bluestem was found to consistently outyield the other grasses throughout all the use-management plans under which they were compared. Three systems of management found feasible for the utilization of and
more » ... g stand development of creeping bluestem were found to be: (I) periodic spring, summer, and autumn forage removal to 50% of leaf height plus complete forage utilization in the wintertime; (2) autumn forage removal during full bloom stage to 50% of leaf heigh t coupled with full forage utilization in wintertime; and (3) full forage utilization in the wintertime.
doi:10.2307/3896874 fatcat:n6fco33i6ng4vp4gbmizhmyvh4