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100. Aase, J.K. and L.L. Reitz. 1989. Conservation production systems with and without grass barriers in the northern Great Plains.. J. Soil and Water Conservation 44:320-323.
Double rows of tall wheatgrass (Agropyron elongatum) were planted as barriers 48 ft apart near Culbertson, MT. The greatest soil water gain occurred during the harvest to spring period, with a precipitation storage efficiency ranging from 41-57 %. Annually cropped wheat and spring wheat following fallow responded positively to barrier protection. Yields were highest in the annual crop rotation of wheat-barley-safflower, followed by the 3-yr rotation with fallow. The traditional fallow-crop system had the lowest yields. Net returns paralleled yield results, and in most instances there was an economic benefit from the barriers. Also, safflower had a high net return and appears to have potential as an alternative crop in Montana.
4576. Morrow, L.. 1989 Aug.. Cheatgrass: winter wheat nemesis.. Growers Guide, p. A6.
Describes the germination requirements of cheatgrass. Usually 90-95% of new seed germinates, and seldom does it germinate in late spring. Getting the seed in contact with the soil via tillage is essential to trigger germination. Also, a competitive crop is needed, and the use of starter fertilizer may give a crop a growth edge.
10416. Smith, L. (ed.). 1991. North central Idaho county extension field crop demonstrations, 1989-1990.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Misc. Series 152, Moscow..
The results of numerous on-farm tests are reported. Some tests were replicated, while others were simply demonstrations. The tests were organized by county extension agents.