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826. Bezdicek, D. and R. Lockerman. no date. Crop rotation and the response of cereal crops to nitrogen in the PNW. unpublished.
Experiments conducted at Pullman, WA and Bozeman, MT. Year 1 - legumes (rainfall -Pullman 500 mm, Bozeman 480 mm). Year 2 -Pullman winter wheat + N (rainfall 350 mm); Bozeman barley + N (rainfall 200 mm). Compared fababean, pea, lentil, chickpea, fallow at both locations. Pullman legumes were used as green manure, Bozeman legumes were harvested for seed. N fertilizer equivalents ranged from 30-86 kg/ha N at Pullman (fallow = 125) and from 27-81 kg/ha N at Bozeman (fallow = 53). All cereals responded to added N, although less so at Pullman. More N was removed in seed than was fixed. Seed legumes appeared to fix 50-100 kg/ha N. The rotation effect was more significant at Pullman. T: cereal yields; fertilizer N equivalent; moisture depletion.

4455. Meyer, D.W.. 1987. Influence of green-manured, hayed or grain legumes on grain yield and quality of the following barley crop in the Northern Great Plains. p. 94-95.. IN: J.F. Power (ed.). The role of legumes in conservation tillage systems..
Evaluates legume effects on spring barley in North Dakota. Legumes were either green manured, hayed, or harvested for the pulse crop in the seeding year. Green manure treatments produced unfertilized barley grain yields generally equivalent to yields following fallow, but significantly higher than yields following wheat. Yields following hairy vetch were the highest. Fertilized barley yields tended to be 12-15% higher following legumes than following wheat. Including legumes in the crop rotation increased the yield and protein concentration of the subsequent barley crop with reduced N fertilizer inputs. Green manured treatments were generally equal to fallow in grain yield.

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