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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.

863. Bird, K.. 1955. Marketing forage seeds.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #248 Combined Series.
Alfalfa seed yields 110 lb/ac; red clover yields 250 lb/ac; discusses supply and demand, storage. T: price fluctuations, yield trends.

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.

1540. Davis, J.B.. 1988. Winter rapeseed (Brassica napus) with differential levels of glucosinolates evaluated to suppress Aphanomyces root rot.. M.S. Thesis.
Winter rapeseed (Brassica napus) with differential levels of glucosinolates were evaluated as a green manure crop to suppress Aphanomyces root rot of peas.

2080. French, H.T.. 1902. Some grasses and clovers and how to grow them in Idaho.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull #33.
"Where grass is not grown, or cannot be grown, there is little hope for permanent agricultural operations." p.1 - orchard grass - best all-around; not dryland; Canada bluegrass, brome grass (2-4T/ac); no nurse crop suggested. Growing grass for seed.

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.

8022. Welty, L.E., P.F. Hensleigh, and V.R. Stewart. 1983. Methods for sod-seeding of small-seeded legumes and grasses.. Montana Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. 752.

6469. Smith, H.A., C. Rust, and D. Baldridge. 1989. Montana specialty crop dealer resource list.. MSU Extension Service EB41.
This lists commercial dealers in Montana who buy and/or sell the following specialty crops: alfalfa, Austrian winter peas, berseem clover, black medic, buckwheat, chickpeas, crambe, dry edible beans, fababeans, flax, lentils, lupin, millet, mustard, rapeseed, safflower, sunflower, spelt, teff, triticale, winter rye. Listed is the location, company name, whether they contract or buy on spot, and whether they buy or sell seed.

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.

6518. Smith, S.C., D.F. Bezdicek, R.F. Turco, and H.H. Cheng. 1987. Seasonal N2 fixation by cool-season pulses based on several 15N methods.. Plant Soil 97:3-13.
Used 15N to determine N2 fixation by fababean, lentil, Alaska pea, Austrian winter pea, blue lupin, and chickpea. Mean seasonal N2 fixation by fababean, lentil, and AWP was near 80 kg N/ha, pea and lupin near 60 kg N/ha, and chickpea less than 10 kg N/ha. The net effects on the soil N pool ranged from 70 kg N/ha input by lentil to a removal of 48 kg N/ha by chickpea. Pulse crops often remove more N in the seed than they fix, leaving a deficit for the next crop. T: legume DM, total plant N, seed yield, seed N; N fixation values by different methods.

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