For Land’s Sake, February 2002

(2002) For Land’s Sake, February 2002. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Grass and weeds are a problem because they grow faster and are often taller than young seedlings. They compete with your seedlings for the limited moisture, nutrients, light, and space. Grasses and broadleaf weeds may kill your seedlings. At the very least, they keep seedlings from growing as quickly and vigorously as they would without competition. In addition, a thick stand of grass or weeds next to your seedlings provides habitat for rabbits and rodents who can girdle or cut off your seedlings. The only way to avoid these problems are to control the grass and weeds that cause them.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Trees, Tree, Seeds, Seed, Forest, Forestry, Grasslands, Weeds,
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Forests
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Plants
ID Code: 4423
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2006
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/4423

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