Brush Management: Past, Present, Future

Brush Management: Past, Present, Future

by Wayne T. Hamilton, Darrell N. Ueckert, Allan McGinty, C. Wayne Hanselka
     
 

"In the pages of this book, leading range management professionals introduce and explain not only the mechanisms of managing brush but also the changes in management philosophy and technology that have taken place over time. From the futile attempts at eradication to the successes of integrated brush management, expert practitioners examine mechanical, biological,… See more details below

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"In the pages of this book, leading range management professionals introduce and explain not only the mechanisms of managing brush but also the changes in management philosophy and technology that have taken place over time. From the futile attempts at eradication to the successes of integrated brush management, expert practitioners examine mechanical, biological, chemical, and fire-related methods from three perspectives - the past, the present or "state-of-the-art" and the future. In a final discussion, three specialists address the timely and important subject of brush management as it relates to water yield, economics, and wildlife." Available statistics generally show an increase in the major problem species, such as juniper and honey mesquite, on Texas rangelands. But those who plan brush management in a systematic way, apply the correct treatment, and follow up properly can "beat the odds" and gain both technically and economically successful results.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585443550
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Texas A&M University Agriculture Series, #7
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : rangeland woody plant and weed management - past, present, and future3
2Mechanical practices prior to 197517
3Current state of the art33
4The future of mechanical treatments for brush management : what is next?47
5Chemical weed and brush control : where we have been57
6A paradigm shift67
7Future of rangeland chemical weed and brush control : a Texas range scientist's viewpoint76
8Timing : the key to successful brush management with herbicides85
9A historical perspective99
10Current state of the art121
11The future of biological management of weeds on rangelands : an entomologist's viewpoint143
12Biological management of noxious brush : a range scientist's viewpoint153
13Fire ecology and the progression of prescribed burning for brush management167
14Prescribed burning : current policies, regulations, and information sources175
15Effective application of prescribed burning187
16What's next : the future of fire as a tool for managing brush200
17Economic and financial considerations213
18Runoff from rangelands : the role of shrubs227
19Integrating wildlife concerns into brush management239
20Conclusion : developing and implementing brush management strategies259

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