Range cover after noxious weed: Desirable and undesirable grasses and forbs compete for range space cleared of Klamath weed by leaf-feeding beetles
AuthorAlfred H. Murphy
Author AffiliationsAlfred H. Murphy is Superintendent of the Hopland Field Station, University of California, Hopland.
Hilgardia 9(5):4-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n05p4. May 1955.
On two test ranches—in southeastern Humboldt County—range grasses and forbs quickly replaced Klamath weed following biological control by beetles- Chrysolina—which feed exclusively on the weed.
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Disease-free geranium stock: Production of healthy cutting stock increased by growing system that permits higher returns from smaller acreage
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Orange fruit size and yield: 31-year study of interrelationship of temperatures and orange fruit size and yield indicates influence of some climatic factor
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