Defoliation Effects on Yield and Bud and Tiller Numbers of Two Sandhills Grasses

J. Jeffrey Mullahey, Steven S. Waller, Lowell E. Moser
1991 Journal of range management  
Intensive grazing strategies for the Nebraska Sandhills must be based on time and frequency of defoliation of key warm-season grasses. A Iyear field study was conducted in the Nebraska Sandhills to determine the eftccts of defoliation on yield and bud and tiller number of sand bluestem [Andropogon gerardiivar.puucipi-Ius (Nash) Fern.] and prairie sandreed [Cdunovi&a longifolia (Hook.) Scribn.]. Defoliation (7 cm) treatments imposed on a 1.5 X 1-m plot were: a single
doi:10.2307/4002950 fatcat:c3f4uc5khjdsdg7hjhgszcqq6y