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Accession Number PB2014-100229
Title Seeding Xeric Riparian Sites Following Removal of Invasive Phreatophytes.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 8p
Personal Author D. G. Goodson D. R. Dreesen G. A. Fenchel K. White
Abstract Following the eradication of invasive phreatophytes on floodplain areas in the Southwest, plant establishment by direct seeding is problematic on many sites because of deep water tables, fine-textured saline soils, aridity, and no flooding potential. Techniques to maximize success with direct seeding on these sites include appropriate species and ecotype selections, seeding depth control, and mulch application. An overview of seedbed ecology is presented to elucidate the factors that control germination and establishment in arid regions. The Los Lunas Plant Materials Center has developed a number of grass cultivars adapted to the soils and moisture regimes of these xeric riparian sites. Several new cultivars are being developed or are in the process of being released which could provide increased species diversity for seeding projects on these arid and often saline sites.
Keywords Arid regions
Invasive phreatophytes
Saline sites
Seedbed ecology
Species diversity
Xeric riparian sites

Source Agency Natural Resources Conservation Service
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
48E - Soil Sciences
98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
48D - Forestry
98C - Agricultural Equipment, Facilities, & Operations
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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