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Sunday, December 16, 2018


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395. Anon.. undated. Soil conservation with adapted legumes and grasses.. .
Discussed planting and mangement of legumes and grasses; sweetclover for pasture, hay or green manure; sweetclover seed production.

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.

3338. Jacob, I.. 1989. Grass seed industry poised for growth explosion.. Capitol Press, Salem, OR.
Growing demand for grass seed; need research on straw utilization. Oregon has doubled grass seed sales in the past 5 years.

6892. Turkington, R.A. and P.B. Cavers. 1978. Reproductive strategies and growth patterns in four legumes.. Can. J. Botany 56:413-416.
Four legumes (alfalfa, black medic, red clover, white clover) were studied for their comparative reproductive strategies. Black medic was the first to flower and had produced seeds after only 9 weeks. Medic allocated 30% of its biomass to seed production. Alfalfa allocated about 65% of its total biomass dry weight to root production. These were the two extremes, with the clovers falling in between.

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