|Title||Herbicide treatment and vegetation response to treatment of mesquites in southern New Mexico|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1983|
|Authors||Herbel C.H., Gould W.L., Leifeste WL, Gibbens, Robert P.|
|Journal||Journal of Range Management|
|Date Published||March 1, 1983|
Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) is a major unwanted plant in the Southwest. This study evaluated the herbage responses obtained from various aerial applications of 2,4,5-T on mesquites in southern New Mexico. The dead plants on the various areas ranged from 7-64% of the mesquite. Yields of perennial grasses ranged from 3-1931 kg/ha on the untreated controls and 11-2696 kg/ha on the areas sprayed with 2,4,5-T. In dense stands of mesquite, about 30% of the mesquites must be killed before grass yields are significantly increased.