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2211. Goldstein, Walter. 1989. Thoughts on drought-proofing your farm: a biodynamic approach. Working paper No. 2, Michael Fields Agr. Institute.
Describes the influence of soil aggregate size on moisture retention and crop growth. Discusses the benefits of perennial grasses in the rotation to improve soil structure. Discusses management of sweetclover for grazing and green manure. Discusses stubble mulch tillage.
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.