Low Desert Sagebrush-Cheatgrass Mow Subplots

Saddle Mountain Site Yearly Photo Sequence

The mow treatment was implemented to thin sagebrush and encourage understory growth. Mowing took place at Saddle Mountain in the fall of 2008 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 subplot, pre-treatment

2007

Pre-
treatment

sagebrush mow subplot, pre-treatment
sagebrush mow subplot, pre-treatment

2008

Pre-
treatment

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

2009

1 Year
Post-
treatment

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

2010

2 Years
Post-
treatment

sagebrush mow subplot with plateau, two years post-treatment
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