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2918. Idaho Agr. Expt. Sta.. 1950. Annual Report. Id Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #280.
T: hay yields, economics

565. Auld, D.L., B.L. Bettis, M.J. Dial and G.A. Murray. 1982. Austrian winter and spring peas as green manure crops in northern Idaho.. Agron. J. 74:1047-1050.
T: organic matter and nitrogen contributions, pea yield.

2898. Idaho Agr. Expt. Sta.. 1940. Annual Report. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #236.
Borax gave yield increase in alfalfa on cut-over land in north Idaho - 50% yield increase in second year from a 40 lb/ac application.

2527. Henderson, L.F.. 1903. Grasses and forage plants in Idaho.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #38.
Gives a short description of various grasses and forage, and evaluates them for Idaho conditions.

2872. Idaho Agr. Expt. Sta.. 1938. Annual Report. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #225.
Seed production of forage crops - also inter-genetic crosses of grasses; crossed wheat with 5 different grasses; one has perennial habit seed yield of 20 bu/ac. T: seed yield, hay yield.

3688. Knight, W.E.. 1987. Germplasm resources for legumes in conservation tillage.. IN: J.F. Power (ed.). The role of legumes in conservation tillage systems. p. 13-19.
Brief summary of legume species grown in the region. Mentions a rotation in the Camas Prairie, ID area of 3 yr alfalfa-WW-SB-AWP. Mentions lupin and chickpea as possible crops in the transition area to substitute for fallow. Mentions sweetclover intercropping with spring barley, with barley yields 85% of normal.

4629. Muehlbauer, F.J.. 1983. Legumes in cropping systems in the Pacific Northwest and California. p. B14-18.. Rreport of the Work-Planning Conf. on Legumes in Conservation Tillage Systems..

6545. Smith, V.T.. 1948. Green manure crops for Idaho farms.. U. of Idaho Ext. Circ. #105.
Estimates legume N contribution and dollar value: alfalfa - 260 lb N, $40/ac; sweetclover - 160 lb N, $24/ac; clover - 140 lb N, $21/ac; peas/beans - 50lb N, $7/ac; green manure provides nitrogen, improved soil condition, organic matter; results from 10 yr experiment; grow legume seed for cash crop.

6978. USDA Soil Conservation Service. 1938. Study of erosion controlling forage plants.. USDA - SCS, Pullman, WA.
Promising new legumes - milk vetch species, big headed clover, flat pea, siberian alfalfa, black medic, trailing birdsfoot, sanfoin, lupin, Montana goldenpea, perennial vetch. Yellow sweetclover was superior to white under drought conditions; dwarf varieties recommended in drier areas; clipping sweetclover reduced vigor, hay yield and total N per acre; Ladak the best alfalfa variety for the region.

10766. Hall, M.H. (ed.). 1990. Idaho Forage Handbook. Idaho Agr. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 547, Moscow.
This handbook provides basic information on all aspects of forage management as applicable to Idaho farms. Sections include species selection, seeding, fertilization, harvest, pest contr, feed value, and economics.

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