publication . Other literature type . 1994

The Effect of Climate and Spittlebug (aeneolamia albofasciata) on Buffelgrass (cenchrus cilaris L.) Productivity in the Sonoran Desert

Martin-Rivera, Martha H.;
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  • Published: 01 May 1994
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
I conducted field studies during 1984-1988 to determine how (1) precipitation amount and distribution affect buffelgrass [Cenchrus ciliaris L. (Link) l productivity, (2) summer rainfall amount and distribution and temperature influenced the spittlebug (Aeneolamia albofasciata Lalleman) life cycle, and (3) summer burning affects spittlebug densities and buffelgrass productivity. Experiment I was conducted from 1985 through 1988. Forage samples collected at 15 -day intervals were separated into live, recent-dead standing, old-dead standing, and litter. There was a positive relationship between the summer precipitation and the live biomass. Recent-dead standing and...
Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: climate, spittlebug, buffelgrass, productivity, sonoran desert, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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