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Use of ryegrass seeding as an emergency revegetation measure in chaparral ecosystemsAuthor(s): Susan C. Barro
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-102. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionFire is a common occurrence in the California chaparral. Aside from brush removal through combustion, physical changes also take place in the soil during fire. These changes lead to accelerated erosion rates which begin almost immediately and continue through the next 5 to 10 years (Rowe and others 1954; Wells and Brown 1982). Since the late 1940's seeding burned slopes with ryegrass for the purpose of quick revegetation and erosion reduction has been a common practice. It is generally easier and less expensive than mechanical means of dealing with the erosion problem.
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CitationBarro, Susan C.; Conard, Susan G. 1987. Use of ryegrass seeding as an emergency revegetation measure in chaparral ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-102. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.
Keywordsryegrass, emergency revegetation, grass seeding, chaparral
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