Agroforestry/Reforestation

The work of the Forest Genetics Research Program and the Container Nursery Research Programs often becomes applied in the Agroforestry/Reforestation Research Program. This program evaluates the performance of species, seed sources and stock types resulting from the other programs in conjunction with on-going site preparation and post-planting care research programs. Over the years the program has helped determine optimum planting windows for reforestation, and worked with several mines in the state in developing revegetation technologies and programs. Research has also focused on improving dry-land windbreak establishment in several agricultural regions in New Mexico. Windbreak parameters that have been studied include site preparation techniques such as v-ditch and weed barrier treatments, species selection and stock type/size. The work in this program has lead to several publications and has the potential to reduce the cost of forest and restoration plantings.

Agroforestry/Reforestation Research Publications

Loveall, M., R. P. Maiers and J.T. Harrington. 2002. Influence of site preparation and stock size on the establishment of Arizona cypress plantings in the Middle Rio Grande Region. In: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations. 2001 National Proceedings, Durango, CO July 30 - August 2, 2001. Pp. 317-326.

Al-Quirashi, A. and J.T. Harrington. 2000. Influence of site preparation on soil moisture in semi-arid planting. In: Proc. Plains and Prairie Forestry Meeting. August 7-10, 2000, Las Vegas, NM; Section 5; Pp.12 -23. Maiers, R.P. and J.T. Harrington. 1999. Windbreak tree establishment in semi-arid agricultural regions of New Mexico. New Mexico Academy of Science. 38: 210-223.

Al-Quirashi, A. 1997. Influence of Site Preparation on Soil Moisture and Weed Competition in Semi-arid Tree Planting. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University.

Khan, S. 1997. Effect of Polyethylene glycol (PEG) 8000 Concentrations and Seed Treatment Duration on Emergence and Seedling Biomass Yield of Eldarica Pine. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University.

Maiers, R.P. 1997. The Development of Efficient Dryland Systems for Establishment of Windbreaks in Semi-arid Regions. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University.

Maiers, R.P., J.T. Harrington and J.T. Fisher. 1997. Stock size and site preparation effects on establishment of eldarica pine and Arizona cypress in the Pecos River Valley. In: Fifth International Conference on Desert Development. August 12-17, 1996, Lubbock, TX.

Cram, M.M., J.G. Mexal and R.A. Souter. 1996. Pisolithus tinctorius mycorrhizae inoculation provides little benefit for longleaf and loblolly pines on the Savannah River Site. IUFRO Plant Path. Proc. May 1996.

Mexal, J.G. 1996. Forest nursery activities in Mexico. In: Proc.1996 Western Nursery Conf., Salem, OR. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR 389. p. 228-232.

Mexal, J.G., R. Phillips and R.W. Neumann. 1995. Mexican conifers response to fertilizer type indicates difference between value and cost. Tree Planters Notes. 46: 126-129.

Phillips, R., J.G. Mexal and R. Beltranana-Orive. 1994. Restoration alternatives for Mexico's Sky Islands: Examples from Guatemalan forestry. In Proc. Biodiversity and Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands of the Southwestern United States an

Gannon, C.M. 1989. Survival and Growth of Ponderosa Pine Seedlings Following Herbicide Applications. MS. Thesis, New Mexico State University.

Kirmse R.D. and J.T. Fisher. 1989. Species screening and biomass trials of woody plants in the semi-arid southwest United States. Biomass 18: 15-29.

Fisher, J.T., G.A. Fancher and R.W. Neumann. 1987. Germination and field establishment of juniper in the Southwest. In: Proc. Pinyon-Juniper Conference, Jan. 13-16, 1986. Reno, Nevada. Pp. 293-299.

Fisher J.T. and R.W. Neumann. 1987. Cultivation and weed control for aspen seedling establishment in the southern Rocky Mountains. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17: 47-50.

Fancher, G.A., J.G. Mexal and J.T. Fisher. 1986. Planting and handling conifer seedlings in New Mexico. NMSU CES Circ. 526. l0p. (Reprinted 1989).

Fisher, J.T. 1985. The Forestry Potential of Pinus Eldarica Plantations. In: Proc. Afghan Pine and Christmas Tree Symposium, Sept. 17-18, 1985. Las Cruces, NM. Pp. 7-17.

Fisher, J.T., D.J. Dudoich and G.A. Fancher. 1986. Efficacy of pre- and post-emergent herbicides in field planted Pinus eldarica. Forest Ecology and Management 16:253-258.

Fisher, J.T. and R.W. Neumann. 1986. Cultivation and herbicides promote quaking aspen seedling establishment. In: Proc. Weed Control for Forest Productivity Conf., Feb. 5-7, 1985 Spokane, WA. Pp.137-139.

Fisher, J.T., R.W. Neumann and D.J. Manuchia. 1986. Suitability of aspen planting stock for establishment in the southern Rockies. In: Proc. 9th North American Forest Biology Workshop, June 15-18, 1986, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Pp. 63-69.

Fisher, J.T., R.W. Neumann and J.G. Mexal. 1986. Performance of Pinus halepensis/brutia group pines in southern New Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management 16: 403-410.

Phillips, R., J.T. Fisher and J.G. Mexal. 1986. Fuelwood production utilizing Pinus eldarica and sewage sludge fertilization. Forest Ecology and Management 16: 95-102.

Fisher, J.T. and R.W. Neumann. 1985. Western aspen seedling production and establishment techniques for fuel breaks around high use recreation areas. Final Project Tech. Rep. to Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA-Forest Service, Fort Collins. 109 p.

Dudoich, D.J. 1984. Evaluating the effectiveness of pre- and post-emergent herbicides in field-planted Pinus eldarica. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University.

Fisher, J.T. and J.B. McRae. 1983. Performance of three Middle-East pines planted in southern New Mexico. In: Poster Session, 17th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conf., June 6-9, 1983, Athens, Georgia.

Fisher, J.T. and G. Blackwell. 1982. Summary of New Mexico reforestation needs. New Mexico Reforestation Subcommittee Report to R.R. Gallegos, Chairman, State Forest Planning Comm., Sept. 9, 1982, Santa Fe, NM. 16 p.

Fisher, J.T. 1981. Research needs in southern Great Plains forestry. In: Great Plains Agricultural Council No.102. Pp. 191-199.

Fisher, J.T. and T. Blush. 1981. Western aspen seedling production and establishment techniques for fuel breaks and high recreation areas: A study plant to Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA-Forest Service, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 37 p.

White, R.W. 1981. An Evaluation of Site Preparation and Protection on Germinant Reforestation. M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University.

Fisher, J.T. 1980. Report on Official Travel to Review U.S.-India Scientific Exchange on Woody Plant Production, Improvement and Conservation. Report to National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. 38p.

Fisher, J.T. and F.B. Widmoyer. 1978. Afghan pine (Pinus brutia var. eldarica): A potential shelterbelt species for the southern Great Plains. In: Proc. Of the 30th Annual Meeting, Forestry Committee, Great Plains Agricultural Council, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pp. 104-109.

Fisher, J.T. and J.M. Montano. 1977. Establishment of conifer plantations in northern New Mexico. In: Proc. Forestry in the Great Plains of the Southwest, Great Plains Agricultural Council Pub. 95, pp. 167-189.