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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Effects of one year of intensive clipping on big bluestem
Year: 1974
Author(s): Owensby, C. E., Rains, J. R., McKenrick, J. D.
Source Title: Journal of Range Management
Source Type: Journal
pages: 341-343
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: Effects of 1 year of clipping on tiller density, herbage yield, rhizome weight, rhizome nitrogen content, and rhizome total nonstructural carbohydrate content of big bluestem were investigated. We observed that as clipping frequency increased, tiller density, herbage yield, and total nonstructural carbohydrate content decreased, that recovery of rhizome nitrogen percentages was rapid under rest, and that rhizome weight was not significantly affected.