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Researcher Reports That Invasive Grass Destroys Soil Nitrogen, Depletes Native Desert Plants

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August 10, 1999
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University Of Arkansas
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University of Arkansas biology professor Raymond D. Evans and his colleagues have found that when cheatgrass invades an area, the amount of nitrogen available to plants in the soil decreases dramatically, possibly choking the life out of native desert plants.

SPOKANE, Wash. -- University of Arkansas biology professor Raymond D. Evans and his colleagues have found that when cheatgrass invades an area, the amount of nitrogen available to plants in the soil decreases dramatically, possibly choking the life out of native desert plants.


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