Low Desert Sagebrush-Cheatgrass Control Subplots

Saddle Mountain 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 Saddle Mountain 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 in fall 2006.

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Standard Subplot

 

Plateau Subplot

sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot

2007

Pre-
treatment

sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot
sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot

2008

1 Year Post-
treatment

sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot
sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot

2009

2 Years Post-
treatment

sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot
sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot

2010

3 Years Post-
treatment

sagebrush-cheatgrass control subplot
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