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dc.contributor.authorLineberry, Deborahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T19:36:24Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T19:36:24Z
dc.date.issued2012-05en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51504
dc.description.abstractThe following research utilized representative landscape plants to track the tendencies of deer browsing. The project included four test plots and one control plot. Each plot was 1.2m x 1.8m. The plant varieties used were Lantana ‘Confetti’ (Lantana camera), Echinacea ‘Big Sky Sunrise’ (Echinacea hybrid), Zonal Geranium ‘Allure Lilac Chiffon’ (Pelargonium hortorum), Azalea ‘Snow’ (Rhododendron mucronatum), and Golden Euonymus (Ovatus Aureus). The sites were evaluated three times each week, for six months by counting the tips of plants that were eaten. These assessments provided the opportunity to evaluate the severity of browsing on each plant that was eaten and the preference of deer for each plant species. After six months of plots subject to herbivory, Euonymus and Azalea received the greatest amount of foraging activity.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of these projects and reports are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.subjectdeeren_US
dc.subjectfeedingen_US
dc.subjectgrazingen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectresidentialen_US
dc.subjectgardenen_US
dc.titleMonitoring Deer Preferences on Popular Landscape Plantsen_US
dc.typeMaster's projecten_US
dc.typeLearning objecten_US
dc.contributor.departmentHorticultureen_US
dc.description.degreeMALSen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural and Life Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Science and Pest Managementen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairLatimer, Joyce G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNiemiera, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParkhurst, Jamesen_US


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