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Title: Harvest frequency and burning effects on monocultures of 3 warm-season grasses
Year: 1996
Author(s): Cuomo, G. J., Anderson, B. E., Young, L. J., Wilhelm, W. W.
Source Title: Journal of Range Management
Source Type: Journal
pages: 157-162
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Harvest frequency and burning can affect forage yield of monocultures of switchgrass (Panicurn virgutum L.), big bluestem (Andropogon gerurdii Vitman), and indiangrass [Sorghastrum nutuns (L.) Nash]. Current information is based largely on results from mixed stands. A field experiment was established in 1986, and from 1988 to 1991 treatments were applied with burning in hfarch, April, or May plus an unburned control. Growingseason yield was measured by harvesting 1 (June), 2 (June and July), or 3 (June, July, and August) times with unharvested control plots included. End-of-season standing crop from all plots was determined after plants became dormant. Treatments were applied to the same plots annually and were arranged in a splitsplit plot, randomized complete block design. The main plot was species, subplot was burn date, and sub-subplot was harvest frequency. Burning reduced yields (P