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35. Anon.. 1949. Grasses and legumes for soil conservation in the PNW.. .
An excellent treatment of over 60 species - detailed descriptions. T: maps and photos.

1104. Buchanan, S.C. and J.K. Whittaker. 1980. Grass and legume seed production in the Northwest: Present situattion.. Pacific Northwest Regional Commission..
A conventional economic analysis. However, consideration of the low input nature of this crop is provided in the section Future Production Issues. "One reason for the low per acre costs of grass and legume seed production is the small resource requirements." Although this report does not include the potential of grass and legume seed production for dryland wheat/pea areas, it does provide a good overview of economic considerations for production. T: Cost of production per acre for various crops.

7581. Wilkins, D.E., D.A. Hasch, P.E. Rasmussen and J.M. Kraft. 1984. Chisel plowing effects on pea growth.. Amer. Soc. Agric. Engrs. Paper No. 84-1011.
Rupturing the tillage pan with a chisel and planting directly over the chisel mark increased dry pea yields by as much as 50%. Chiseling and not rupturing the pan depressed yields. Root disease was not influenced by chisel tillage. T: Pea yield with and without chisel treatments. Pea root disease index. Soil water status as influenced by chisel tillage.

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