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11126. Rasmussen, V.P. and R.L. Newhall. 1991. Dryland tillage demonstration /research plots.. Agri-hint Series 109, Coop. Ext., Utah State Univ., Logan..
Seven cropping systems are being compared to determine fallow efficiencies and erosion potentials. The annual crop system outyielded the crop-fallow systems in the two years of study.

5725. Rasmussen, V.P. and R.L. Newhall. 1989. High residue conservation tillage increases soil moisture and profits. IN: Utah Agricultural Statistics, 1989. p. 121-124. Utah Agricultural Statistics Service, Salt Lake City, UT.
Three years of data are reported for several locations comparing a number of consevation tillage and cropping systems. The no-till and chemical fallow were better both for conserving soil and moisture, and generated the highest net returns. The chem fallow conserved about 1-2 inches of soil moisture. Erosion under the no-till chem fallow ranged from 1-5 T/ac compared to 17-30 T/ac with conventional tillage. The study included tests of continuous cropping, but more years are needed to make an economic comparison.

11136. Rasmussen, V.P. and R.L. Newhall. 1991. Dryland tillage demonstration/research plots.. Agri-hint Series 91-111, Coop. Ext., Utah State Univ., Logan.
Continuous winter or spring wheat did not yield as well as the chem-fallow or conventional systems.

11146. Rasmussen, V.P. and R.L. Newhall. 1991. Dryland tillage demonstration/research (FSA compliance) plots.. Agri-hint Series 91-108, Coop. Ext., Utah State Univ., Logan.
Chem-fallow systems showed better profitability and lower soil loss than conventional systems. A deep furrow drill did not perform as well as a Yield no-till drill.

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