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Old 10-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default How to Restore Native Grasslands in the Interior Pacific Northwest, U.S.

How to Restore Native Grasslands in the Interior Pacific Northwest, U.S.
ScienceDaily
Oct. 4, 2012

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1004150641.htm
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Weed scientists in Oregon have found that the timing of herbicide application along with reseeding of native grasses offers the best recipe for restoring native grasslands while controlling invasive weeds. Grasslands are a valuable resource for ecosystems, providing soil conservation, food and fiber production, and wildlife habitat. When threatened by invading exotic species, the quality and quantity of forage for wildlife can be reduced, fire frequencies can be altered, soil moisture and nutrients can be depleted, and the costs of land management can increase.

A study in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management evaluated various treatments with five herbicides over a period of 6 years. The experiments were carried out within the...
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