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Title: Wedgeleaf ceanothus canopy does not affect total herbage yield

Author: Gaylord, Vernon J.; Westfall, Stanley E.

Date: 1971

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-253. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-253

Description: A major browse plant in the central California foothills, wedgeleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus cuneatus) is used by a variety of animals. The canopy effect of the species was studied on the San Joaquin Experimental Range. Total herbage yield was not significantly affected by the canopy. But herbage yields of some individual species were affected by both the position in relation to canopy edge and the direction from a wedgeleaf ceanothus shrub. Range managers concerned about herbage yields will need to consider these effects.

Key Words: Ceanothus cuneatus, canopy effects, herbage yields, Bromus mollis, Bromus rigidus, Erodium botrys, Festuca megalura

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Gaylord, Vernon J.; Westfall, Stanley E.   1971.  Wedgeleaf ceanothus canopy does not affect total herbage yield  Res. Note PSW-RN-253. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p.

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