Herbicide treatment and vegetation response to treatment of mesquites in southern New Mexico

TitleHerbicide treatment and vegetation response to treatment of mesquites in southern New Mexico
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsHerbel C.H., Gould W.L., Leifeste WL, Gibbens, Robert P.
JournalJournal of Range Management
Volume36
Pagination149-151
Date PublishedMarch 1, 1983
Abstract

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.

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