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Cattle dungpat microenvironmental effects on germination and establishment of crested wheatgrass
Arid Soil Research and Rehabiliatation (1995)
  • G. Akbar
  • Christopher A. Call, Utah State University
  • R. D. Wiedmeier
Abstract
A greenhouse study was conducted to determine the effects of ambient environmental conditions on cattle dungpat temperature, moisture, and crust formation dynamics, which in turn, influence ingested/passed‐seed germination and plant establishment at different locations in dungpats. ‘'Hycrest”; crested wheatgrass [ Agropyron desertorum (Fisch, ex Link) Schult, × A. cristatum (L.) Gaert.] was used as a representative revegetation species for the Great Basin region of the western United States. After collecting feces from Holstein steers that had each been fed 60,000 seeds of crested wheatgrass, uniform dungpats were prepared and placed on loam and coarse sand soil types, in containers, under three initial watering treatments (field capacity, one‐half field capacity, and no water)...
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Publication Date
April, 1995
Citation Information
G. Akbar, Christopher A. Call and R. D. Wiedmeier. "Cattle dungpat microenvironmental effects on germination and establishment of crested wheatgrass" Arid Soil Research and Rehabiliatation Vol. 9 Iss. 4 (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_call/43/