midgrass


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Noun1.midgrass - any of various grasses of moderate height which covered the undisturbed prairie in the United Statesmidgrass - any of various grasses of moderate height which covered the undisturbed prairie in the United States; includes most of the forage grasses of the temperate zone
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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Hunewell Ranch is currently dominated by post oak-blackjack oak savannah, midgrass prairie, and tallgrass bottomland areas (Parker 2001).
Diet quality and ruminal digestion in beef cattle grazing midgrass prairie rangeland or plains bluestem pasture throughout the summer.
The eastern plains are dominated by shortgrass and midgrass prairies, Conservation Reserve Program plantings, and agricultural development.
The midgrass prairie and agricultural habitats may not provide adequate year round forage for pronghorn and could impede a pronghorn's ability to detect predators.
Vegetation on the mesa consists of shortgrass and midgrass prairie with pinon pine (Pinus edulis) and one-seeded juniper (Juniperus monosperma) on breaks (Rogers 1953).
Wood and Blackburn (1981) measured infiltration rates after 30 minutes of simulated rainfall for a shrub canopy zone, midgrass interspace and shortgrass interspace.
Today there is very little of the North American prairies remaining, and they have been considered to be as threatened as, or more than, tropical forests,(30) For example, almost the entire tallgrass prairie has been destroyed; midgrass prairies have mostly been turned into farms, and the shortgrass prairies are under heavy assault.(31)
Platte thistle (Cirsium canescens Nutt.: Asteraceae) is an indigenous perennial species in midgrass prairie.
The Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming are a 100km wide (east-west) by 200km (north-south) forested dome-shaped uplift surrounded by short and midgrass prairie, leading some to call them an "island on the plains" (Koth, 2007).
Hunewell Ranch is dominated by post oak-blackjack oak savannah, midgrass prairie, and tall grass bottomland habitats (Parker 2001).
Although crested wheatgrass has much higher above-ground productivity compared to midgrass prairie dominated by blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), needle-and-thread (Stipa comata), and western wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii), below-ground biomass in the surface horizons is significantly lower (Dormaar et al.
altissima seedlings/[m.sup.2] emerged from soil seed banks collected in deciduous woodland, deciduous shrub, exotic grassland, tallgrass and midgrass communities, respectively.