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Huckleberry and ecology management research in the Pacific Northwest.Author(s): Don Minore; Alan W. Smart; Michael B. Dubrasich
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-093. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 60 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionBig huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum Dougl. ex Hook.) berry production is declining in many northwestern huckleberry fields as they are invaded by subalpine trees. Seeking ways to halt this invasion and increase berry production, the authors studied huckleberries in the Cascade Range of Oregon and Washington from 1972 to 1977. They developed methods of growing huckleberries in the laboratory, tested several methods of controlling competing vegetation in the field, and recorded the changes in plant species composition and huckleberry production that resulted from applying these methods. This illustrated report includes descriptions of the experiments performed, results, conclusions, and management recommendations. It is a summary of the huckleberry research accomplished by personnel of the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experimentation Station during the 6-year study period.
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CitationMinore, Don; Smart, Alan W.; Dubrasich, Michael B. 1979. Huckleberry and ecology management research in the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-093. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 60 p
KeywordsHuckleberry, Vaccinium, succession, research
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