Farm

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

Extension Number

RFR A1168

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

Prairie restoration projects sometimes fail because of heavy invasion by invasive weeds, especially if they are not intensively managed. Few restoration projects are sampled after the first few years post-establishment, and little is known about what predictors are significant in maintaining restored communities over the very long term. Here, we stopped weeding experimental restoration plots to determine if persistence (that is, remaining unchanged after weeds are allowed to invade) of native prairie in western Iowa was related to planted species diversity

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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