High Desert Sagebrush-Cheatgrass Mow Subplots

Hart Mountain-Rock Creek Site Yearly Photo Sequence

The mow treatment was implemented to thin sagebrush and encourage understory growth. Mowing took place at Rock Creek in the fall of 2007 after baseline data were collected. Plateau pre-emergence herbicide was crossed with the mowing treatment on half of the subplots to control cheatgrass. The images below show two subplots from 2007–2010, one where Plateau was not used and one where Plateau was sprayed at a rate of 6oz per acre after treatment.

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Standard Subplot

 

Plateau Subplot

sagebrush mow plot, pre-treatment

2007

Pre-
treatment

sagebrush mow plot, pre-treatment
sagebrush mow plot, one year post-treatment

2008

1 Year
Post-
treatment

sagebrush mow plot with plateau, one year post-treatment
sagebrush mow plot, two years post-treatment

2009

2 Years
Post-
treatment

sagebrush mow plot with plateau, two years post-treatment
sagebrush mow treatment, three years post-treatment

2010

3 Years
Post-
treatment

_sagebrush mow treatment with plateau, three years post-treatment
Site of future monitoring photos...

2011

4 Years
Post-
treatment

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