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NutraFix treatments at this northern UT site have resulted in dense stands of bluebunch wheatgrass one year after treatment. Note string line in foreground where Tragopogon dubius ends at the treatment boundary while perennial grasses thrive inches away where the soil was treated with micronutrient fertilization.
Here is an odd grass, Bulbous bluegrass (Poa bulbosa) is the only grass with true bulbs instead of seeds. It is an annual or short-lived perennial that was once seeded for turf, pasture and erosion control. Now considered a rangeland weed, it is increasingly found in disturbed areas or growing in nutrient-depleted soil.
At this treated plot at Wild Horse Island perennial grasses increased in the first growing season from 5% pretreatment to 7% in 2019 (shown) to 22% in the second growing season. Annual grasses decreased during the same period while weedy forbs increased in the first growing season and declined in the second growing season.