Prairie crayfish: A hazard in direct seeding

  • Authors: Campbell, T. E.
  • Publication Year: 1971
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication (MISC)
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Abstract

The prairie crayfish has been a suspected cause of seed and seedling losses on poorly drained sites where southern pines have been direct seeded. Crayfish burrows are often numerous on these sites, and clipping of newly germinated pines is similar to agricultural crop damage by crayfish. A series of studies was started near Alexandria, La., in 1963 to determine if crayfish eat pine seeds and seedlings. Results indicate that they seldom feed on either, but that washing of seeds into burrows is a major problem.

  • Citation: Campbell, T. E. 1971. Prairie crayfish: A hazard in direct seeding. Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service. Vol. 22, 1-5.
  • Posted Date: March 25, 2022
  • Modified Date: March 25, 2022
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