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Exotic Grass Yields Under Southern PinesAuthor(s): H.A. Pearson
Source: Res. Note SO-201. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionKentucky 31 and Kenwell tall fescue, Pensacola bahia, and Brunswick grasses yielded nea,rly three times more forage under an established pine stand than native grasses 7 years after seeding. Introducing exotic grasses did not significantly increase total grass production but did enhance range quality since the cool-season grasses are green during winter and are higher in crude protein, ether extract, phosphorus, and Vitamin A than the warm-season grasses. Prescribed burning was neither detrimental nor beneficial to the exotic grass yields.
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CitationPearson, H.A. 1975. Exotic Grass Yields Under Southern Pines. Res. Note SO-201. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 3 p.
Keywordsintroduced grasses, perennial, forage yields, multiple-use, forest range, cool- and warm-season grasses
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