High Desert Sagebrush-Cheatgrass Control Subplots

Hart Mountain-Rock Creek Site Yearly Photo Sequence

All of the SageSTEP study sites have a control plot to account for variations that are not related to treatment, such as yearly climatic variation. Plateau pre-emergence herbicide was sprayed on half of the subplots on the control plot to control cheatgrass. The images below show two Rock Creek subplots from 2006–2010, one where Plateau was not used and one where Plateau was sprayed at a rate of 6oz per acre in fall 2006.

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Standard Subplot

 

Plateau Subplot

sagebrush control subplot

2006

 

sagebrush control subplot
sagebrush control subplot

2007

sagebrush control subplot
sagebrush control subplot

2008

 

sagebrush control subplot
sagebrush control subplot

2009

sagebrush control subplot
sagebrush control subplot

2010

sagebrush control subplot

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