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10185. USDA Agricultural Research Service.. 1957. Grasses and legumes for forage and conservation.. Special Report ARS 22-43, USDA-ARS, Washington, D.C..
This report gives a short description of over 50 grass and legume species suitable for conservation use in various parts of the U.S. Generalized maps of adaptation are included that suggest species for the dryland cereal region of the Northwest.

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.

2415. Hanna, M.R., G.C. Kozub, and S. Smoliak. 1977. Forage production of sanfoin and alfalfa on dryland in mixed- and alternate-row seedings with three grasses.. Canadian J. Plant Sci. 57:61-70.
Alfalfa-grass yielded better than sanfoin grass. Sanfoin is a suitable alternative to alfalfa in parts of the prairie region, but particular attention must be paid to the selection of companion species if it is to be grown in association with a grass. Russian wild rye was the most productive companion in this study. Mixed row seedings were higher for all combinations except sanfoin-pubescent wheatgrass in alternate rows. Sanfoin does not causse bloat, but stands are generally shorter-lived than alfalfa. Pure stands of sanfoin may yield the most, but grasses will extend the life of the stand.

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.

2587. Hermann, W.. 1938. Comparison of height, yields and leaf percentages of certain sweetclover varieties.. WA Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #365.
Eleven varieties tested between 1930-37. For date of flowering, height, yield, and leaf percentages. Alpha 1, Madrid white. Madrid yellow, and Willamette white are recommended for general production and utilization in Wash. T: Date of flowering of varieties. Comparative first and second season heights. First and second season hay yields. First and second season leaf percentages.

2607. Hilander, S. (ed.). 1989. Proceedings of AERO's soil building cropping systems conference. December 7-9, Lewistown, MT. AERO, 44 N. Last Chance Gulch #9, Helena, MT 59601.
Summarizes the talks given at the conference. Much information is from Canadian researchers in Saskatchewan who are working on low water use legumes as fallow replacements.

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.

2995. Jacklin, A.W.. 1936. Crop rotations.. USDA-SCS Agronomy - Range Meetings, Pullman, WA #580.
Use legume grass mix in higher rainfall area, grasses in drier areas; rotations are typically 4-7 yr long; perennials can help check the weed problem; subsoiling effect of alfalfa, sweetclover reduces erosion and run-off; grass roots superior in soil aggregation.

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