Western Iowa hillslope

Amber Anderson

Grass seed was planted equally across the area after road construction was complete, but the upper part of this slope started to establish vegetation when the lower part did not, as shown in this picture. This area is located in Western Iowa, west of the Missouri river valley in fairly sloping area.

Hill slope with vegetation on the upper third, but sparse vegetation on the bottom two-thirds.

  1. What soil properties might explain what is seen in this picture? What might the next management step be if you are in charge of the location?



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