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3900. Lindstrom, M.J., F.E. Koehler, and R.I. Papendick. 1974. Tillage effects on fallow water storage in the eastern Washington dryland region.. Agron. J. 66:312-316.
11126. Rasmussen, V.P. and R.L. Newhall. 1991. Dryland tillage demonstration /research plots.. Agri-hint Series 109, Coop. Ext., Utah State Univ., Logan..
Seven cropping systems are being compared to determine fallow efficiencies and erosion potentials. The annual crop system outyielded the crop-fallow systems in the two years of study.
206. Allmaras, R.R.. 1967. Soil water storage as affected by infiltration and evaporation in relation to tillage-induced soil structure. p. 37-43.. IN: Tillage for Greater Crop Production (Conf. Proc.).
Soil water storage as affected by infiltration and evaporation in relation to tillage-induced soil structure.
661. Barnes, O.K. and D.W. Bohmont. 1958. Effect of cropping practices on water intake rates in the northern Great Plains.. WY Agr. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 358.
The rate of water absorbed by the soil was evaluated on bare fallow, trashy fallow, and grassland. Total absorbed water in one hour was 1.55, 2.80, and 2.11 inches for the respective covers. The water intake rate at one hour was 0.3 in/hr for bare fallow and 2.26 in/hr for trashy fallow. Water intake rates associated with other tillage practices are also presented in this bulletin.
1360. Cochran, V.L., L.F. Elliott, and R.I. Papendick. 1982. Effect of crop residue management and tillage on water use efficiency and yield of winter wheat.. Agron. J. 74:929-932.
4086. Massee, T.W. and H. McKay. 1979. Improving dryland wheat production in eastern Idaho with tillage. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #581.
Stubble increased snowcatch and wheat yields; fall chiseling increased water infiltration and wheat yields; burning straw decreased yields after 6 yrs; row seeding a response up to 50 lb/ac N; research done at Tetonia; early fall seeding gave highest potential yield, but more disease and weed problems; annual cropping is possible when stored soil moisture exceeds 3 1/3 feet. T: tillage X moisture, yields
4807. Nelson, A.L.. 1950. Methods of tillage for winter wheat.. WY Agr. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 300.
Fallow/winter wheat production decreased soil N by 33% in the top 6" over 35 years. Continuous cropping lost 24% of the soil N. Crop rotations using green manure every 4th year did not decrease the loss of soil N. Average winter wheat yields (bu/ac) over 34 years for 3 rotations were: oats/rye(GM)/winter wheat/corn - 12.9; oats/peas(GM)/winter wheat/corn - 12.7; fallow/winter wheat - 13.7; oats/corn/winter wheat/rye - 13.2; oats/corn/winter wheat/peas - 14.1; oats/corn/winter wheat/fallow - 13.2. It was observed that green manure took years to break down. Tillage with an eccentric one-way increased winter wheat yields 2 bu/ac over 10 years compared to plowing. The eccentric one-way conserved moisture. Continuous cropping resulted in winter wheat yields 55% of biennial yields following fallow. Soil moisture was 3-4% lower in October after continuous cropping versus fallow.
4827. Nelson, E.. 1908. Dry farming in Idaho. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #62.
Caldwell, ID - better sites yield 30-40 bu/ac wheat, even 60; alfalfa - several cuttings; drier sites yield 20-30 bu/ac; in Utah, 1" of rain stored in soil produces 2.5 bu wheat; summerfallow necessary; eastern WA - late spring plowing with early disking and harrowing is effective weed control; "slicker" - homemade tool in Columbia Basin to kill weeds; Subsurface packer - after plowing, increased yields in Columbia Basin 25%. Idaho soils - short on N and humus; alternate crop possibilities: milo, sorghum, field peas, alfalfa, grass; also spring emer (speltz), hulled wheat (adapted to arid conditions); WW vs. SW has 4-5 bu/ac yield advantage.
5253. Pikul, J.L. Jr., J.F. Zuzel and R.N. Greenwalt. 1988. Tillage impacts on water infiltration.. OR Agr. Expt. Sta. Special Report 827, p.46.
5566. Ramig, R.E. and L.G. Ekin. 1976. Conservation tillage effects on water storage and crop yield in Walla Walla and Ritzville soils.. OR Agr. Expt. Sta. Special Report 459, p.15.