Accession Number:

ADA171607

Title:

Environmental Impact Research Program. SMOOTH BROME (Bromus inermis). Section 7.1.1. US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A plant materials report on smooth brome Bromus inermis is provided as Section 7.1.1 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Resources Management Manual. The report was prepared as a guide to assist the Corps District or project biologist with the selection, cultivation, and management of suitable plant materials for wildlife and habitat development programs. Topics covered include description, distribution, habitat requirements, wildlife values, establishment, maintenance, and cautions and limitations. Smooth brome is a widely adated, long-lived perennial grass that has become naturalized throughout much of the central and northern United States. It is a preferred species for pasture and rangeland seedings and is useful for wildlife cover and soil conservation. The distribution and distinguishing characteristics are described, and soil, moisture, and shade requirements are specified. Food and cover value for wildlife is discussed, and species known to use Bromus as food are listed. The section on establishment provides guidelines for site selection, site preparation, propagule selection, and planting methods. Selected northern and southern strains of smooth brome are listed, and their general characteristics are given. Maintenance requirements are discussed, and tolerances to grazing, mowing, fertilization, and herbicides are noted.

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE