Response of common goldenweed (Isocoma coronopifolia) and buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) to fire and soil-applied herbicides
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): H. S. Mayeux
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

  • Acacia spp.
  • Cenchrus
  • Cenchrus ciliaris
  • cover
  • fire management
  • forage
  • fuel loading
  • grasslands
  • herbicides
  • Isocoma
  • Isocoma coronopifolia
  • Mexico
  • post fire recovery
  • Prosopis
  • shrubs
  • statistical analysis
  • Texas
  • woody plants
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38616
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13223
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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Controlled burning during winter reduced densities of common goldenweed [lsocoma coronopifolia (Gray) Greene] by 33 to 44% and suppressed canopy cover and height of surviving common goldenweeds for 2 yr. Applied to an unburned infestation, 2,4 - D 1(2,4 - dichlorophenoxy) acetic acid] or dicamba (3.6- dichloro - o - anisic acid) granules only partially controlled common goldenweed at rates of 2 kg/ha or less. Tebuthiuron {N- [5 -(1,1- dimethylethyl) - 1,3,4 - thiadiazol - 2 - yl] -N,N* - dimethylurea} or picloram (4-amino - 3,5,6 - trichloropicolinic acid) pellets provided excellent control of common goldenweed if applied at 2 kg/ha during March and at 1 kg/ha if applied after burning in February. The burning pretreatment appeared to synergistically enhance effectiveness of herbicides applied at relatively low rates. Increases in standing crop of buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) following burning were usually small and temporary, but effective herbicide treatments and burn - herbicide combinations increased buffelgrass standing crop by as much as three -fold.

Mayeux, H. S. 1983. Response of common goldenweed (Isocoma coronopifolia) and buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris) to fire and soil-applied herbicides. Weed Science, v. 31, no. 3, p. 355-360.