The effect of shade and planting depth on the emergence of fourwing saltbush

TitleThe effect of shade and planting depth on the emergence of fourwing saltbush
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsHennessy J.T., Gibbens, Robert P., Tromble J.M., Cardenas M.
JournalJournal of Range Management
Volume37
Pagination22-24
Date PublishedJanuary 1, 1984
Abstract

Planting trials in southern New Mexico with fourwing saltbush seeds on mesquite dunes and on shaded and nonshaded interdune areas during 3 successive years revealed that seedling emergence was always greater on shaded areas. Planting depth (2 and 5 cm) did not appear to be a critical factor in seedling emergence. The shade provided by mesquite canopy explains, in part, why fourwing saltbush occurs with much higher frequency on dunes than on interdune areas.
 

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DOI10.2307/3898816