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4612. Muehlbauer, F.J.. 1990 Jan.. Pulse crops for drier areas.. presentation at Dryland Extension Agent Training, WSU, Pullman, WA.
For the 14-16" rainfall zone, two pulse crops may be suitable as fallow replacements - the small red lentil and the desi chickpea. The desi chickpea has no insect pest at this time, and does not require seed treatment. It is primarily sold to the export market.
10786. Biederbeck, V.O.. 1988. Replacing fallow with annual legumes for plowdown or feed.. Proc. Crop diversification in sustainable agriculture systems, Univ. Sask., Saskatoon. p. 46-51.
Saskatchewan researchers tested several legumes as possible fallow replacements. Inoculation greatly improved growth and water use efficiency of the legumes, with an average of 2000 lb/ac dry matter and water use efficiency of 1490 lb H2O/lb DM. Legumes fixed an average of 44 lb N/ac. Chickling vetch performed the best, but since wheat yields were similar after all species, Indianhead lentil proved to be the most economic choice.