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7221. Veseth, R.. 1989. Small red lentils as a fallow substitute.. STEEP Conservation Farming Update, Spring 1989, p. 15.
Small red lentils may provide a viable cash crop substitute for summer fallow in the 14-18 inch rainfall zone. Yields at Davenport were 1,202 lb/acre an 1988 (a drought year). Red lentils consume little water and would not interfere with subsequent winter wheat seeding. They require no nitrogen fertilizer, can be grown with conservation tillage, and reduce disease incidence in wheat. T: Comparison of yields of small red, large red, and large yellow lentils at Davenport, WA.