Native plant regeneration on abandoned desert farmland: effects of irrigation, soil preparation, and amendments on seedling establishment.

@inproceedings{Banerjee2006NativePR,
  title={Native plant regeneration on abandoned desert farmland: effects of irrigation, soil preparation, and amendments on seedling establishment.},
  author={Monisha J. Banerjee and Vanda Gerhart and Edward P. Glenn},
  year={2006}
}
Direct seeding methods to revegetate abandoned farmland were tested at a desert site west of Phoenix, Arizona. Native seeds were broadcast onto plots prepared by mulching, imprinting, chiseling, and fertilizing with phosphorous in a split-plot design. Each main plot was split into subplots that were not irrigated, irrigated with saline (3.25 dS/m) well water, or irrigated and hand weeded of Salsola iberica. Native seeds germinated poorly on all treatments, and three annual exotic weeds… CONTINUE READING

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