Ingeniería Agrícola y Biosistemas Volume 3, issue 1, January - June 2011 Versión en español
Electronic ISSN: 2007-4026
Print ISSN: 2007-3925

 

Vol.3, núm.1January - June2011
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Vegetation management and their impact on the soil hydrological response in a semiarid rangeland

Manejo de la vegetación y su impacto en la respuesta hidrológica del suelo en un pastizal semiárido

Miguel Agustín Velásquez-Valle; Ramón Gutiérrez-Luna; J. Arcadio Muñoz-Villalobos

http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.inagbi.2010.10.020

Received: 2010-10-02

Accepted: 2011-04-09

Available online: 2011-06-30 /pág.17-23

 

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    Infiltration process is influenced by soil and vegetation management practices in areas of grasslands. In the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, native grass¬lands take up over 70 % of the surface. One of the main problems is the loss of soil cover caused by overgrazing. Three treatments were applied in order to assess the impact of different infiltration managements: a) exclusion of grazing (E), b): exclusion + aerator roller (E+R), and c): continuous grazing (PC) in two sites of medium open grassland: Viboritas and Benito Juarez, Zacatecas, Mexico. Infiltration rate was obtained using a rain simulator type Asseline. Results showed that both sites the average of infiltration rate of treatment PC (27.0 mm•h-1) were not significantly different (P≤0.01) to the infiltration rate of treatment E (32.6 mm•h-1) and E+ R (30.3 mm•h-1).

    Keyworks: hydrology, exclusion of grazing, infiltration rate, medium open grassland, Zacatecas.

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    Velásquez-Valle, M. A.,  Gutiérrez-Luna, R., &  Muñoz-Villalobos, J. A. (2011).   Vegetation management and their impact on the soil hydrological response in a semiarid rangeland . , 3(1), 17-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.inagbi.2010.10.020