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6329. Slinkard, A., V. Biederbeck, L. Bailey, P. Olson, W. Rice, and L. Townley-Smith. 1987. Annual legumes as a fallow substitute in the northern Great Plains of Canada.. IN: J.F. Power (ed.). The role of legumes in conservation tillage systems. p. 6-7..
Tested tangier flatpea, indianhead lentil, fababean, field pea, and Austrain winter pea at several locations. Data suggest that annual legume green manures contributed about 40 lb N/ac, and increased wheat yields more than the addition of 54 lb N fertilizer on wheat stubble. Moisture greatly affected yield after legumes. Choice of annual legume depends on relative seed cost. Suggest indianhead lentil as most promising species. The value of the N it fixes comes close to the seed cost. Three management systems are proposed.

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