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Forage production after hardwood control in a southern pine-hardwood standAuthor(s): Robert M. Blair
Source: Forest Science. 17(3): 279-284
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionAfter hardwoods were removed from an all-aged pine-hardwood stand in central Louisiana, herbage available in late summer increased for 2 to 4 years, then declined rapidly as the density and growth of pine seedlings increased. Browse production increased for 6 to 8 years, but together with herbage produciton returned to pretreatment levels within 10 years. Competition from natural pine regeneration prevented long-term increases in forage biomass.
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CitationBlair, Robert M. 1971. Forage production after hardwood control in a southern pine-hardwood stand. Forest Science. 17(3): 279-284.
KeywordsPinus taeda, Pinus echinata, Quercus stellata, animal nutrition, biomass, browse, herbage, hardwoods
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