For nine of these 11 sites, the sod population had a greater slope than the fence population (Fig.
Previous work suggests that sod populations are subject to selection pressure for survival under the frequent mowing management of rural cemeteries (Casler, 2004).
Mean season total forage yield of smooth bromegrass populations collected from fence or sod habitats of rural cemeteries in Iowa, Minnesota, or Wisconsin and evaluated under three management regimes (four, rive, or six harvests over a 2-yr period) at two locations.
During World War II, the Army staked out the Dolly Sods for live artillery and mortar practice.
The 1975 wilderness designation saved the Dolly Sods from strip mining: The plateau's rich vein of coal would have become so many carloads, helping to fire Mt.
NOT EVERY WILDERNESS AREA NEEDS AN ORDNANCE REMOVAL TEAM, BUT DOLLY SODS HAD ONE.
For regrowth vigor, pooled variance components were nearly identical for fence and sod populations (Table 2).
Frequent mowing of the sod habitat may favor seedling recruitment from either the fence habitat or external seed sources.
A plot of the first two principal components revealed a general pattern to fence and sod populations of most sites (Fig.
The data suggest that sod with higher preharvest PE generally was injured less after being subjected to a period of high temperature stress and transplanted.
Positive quadratic regression relationships between preharvest PE and transplant field rooting of the KBG sod 6 wk after heat treatment were obtained ([R.
The results of this study indicate that foliar application of SWE + HA, PPC, or a combination of SWE + HA with a low dose of PPC, significantly improved PE of field grown KBG sod.