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10606. Wohld, M.. 1991. Pest control with green manure crops.. Washington Farmer Stockman, March 1991, p. 20.
Natural fumigation by rapeseed and sudan grass has shown promise in controlling diseases, nematodes, and weeds at Prosser, WA. The decomposign residues release compounds toxic to various pests.
395. Anon.. undated. Soil conservation with adapted legumes and grasses.. .
Discussed planting and mangement of legumes and grasses; sweetclover for pasture, hay or green manure; sweetclover seed production.
863. Bird, K.. 1955. Marketing forage seeds.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #248 Combined Series.
Alfalfa seed yields 110 lb/ac; red clover yields 250 lb/ac; discusses supply and demand, storage. T: price fluctuations, yield trends.
1104. Buchanan, S.C. and J.K. Whittaker. 1980. Grass and legume seed production in the Northwest: Present situattion.. Pacific Northwest Regional Commission..
A conventional economic analysis. However, consideration of the low input nature of this crop is provided in the section Future Production Issues. "One reason for the low per acre costs of grass and legume seed production is the small resource requirements." Although this report does not include the potential of grass and legume seed production for dryland wheat/pea areas, it does provide a good overview of economic considerations for production. T: Cost of production per acre for various crops.
2080. French, H.T.. 1902. Some grasses and clovers and how to grow them in Idaho.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull #33.
"Where grass is not grown, or cannot be grown, there is little hope for permanent agricultural operations." p.1 - orchard grass - best all-around; not dryland; Canada bluegrass, brome grass (2-4T/ac); no nurse crop suggested. Growing grass for seed.
3338. Jacob, I.. 1989. Grass seed industry poised for growth explosion.. Capitol Press, Salem, OR.
Growing demand for grass seed; need research on straw utilization. Oregon has doubled grass seed sales in the past 5 years.
7642. Windle, L.C., H.C. McKay and R.B. Foster. 1966. Grass seed production on southern Idaho dryland farms.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #473.
3 cropping in 4 years with grass seed, compared to 2 crops in 4 years for small grains; need more than 12" ann. precip.; yields average 100-400 lb/ac depending on the species. T: yields, seeding rates.
8022. Welty, L.E., P.F. Hensleigh, and V.R. Stewart. 1983. Methods for sod-seeding of small-seeded legumes and grasses.. Montana Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. 752.
8071. Welty, L.E., R.L. Anderson, R.H. Delaney, and P.F. Hensleigh. 1981. Glyphosate timing effects on establishment of sod-seeded legumes and grasses.. Agron. J. 73:813-817.
8364. Schirman, R. and C.L. Canode. 1979. Direct seeding of annual field crops into bluegrass sod.. WSU Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. XB 876, Pullman, WA.
Glyphosate (Roundup) was applied at rates of 1-1.5 lb/ac killed 85-90% of an established bluegrass stand and allowed direct seeding of winter wheat, spring wheat, peas, or lentils without any tillage. Burning of bluegrass residue increased vigor and yield of wheat but had inconsistent effects on legume yields. Success in killing the sod was dependent on active growth, which is influenced by weather and the varieties used. These factors should dictate the herbicide application date.