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cool-season perennial grass, bud bank, mowing treatment, rhizomatous
Introduced in the 1880s for improving forage production and controlling soil erosion, smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis Leyss) has invaded and is threating numerous native prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitats in the Northern Great Plains. Land managers of the mixed-grass prairie ecosystems currently spend significant resources attempting to control invasive species and restore native grasslands with various management strategies including grazing, prescribed burning, herbicide application and seeding native species. Unfortunately, many studies have showed that such management efforts have minimal short-term effects. Without sustained effort, persistence and resurgence of smooth bromegrass is inevitable.
The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World: Proceedings 10th International Rangeland Congress
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Xu, L.; Young, J.; Boe, A.; Hendrickson, J. R.; and Troelstrup, N. H. Jr., "Impacts of Mowing Treatments on Smooth Bromegrass (Bromus inermis) Belowground Bud Bank" (2016). Natural Resource Management Faculty Publications. 214.