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10030. Allen, R.R. and C.R. Fenster. 1986. Stubble-mulch equipment for soil and water conservation in the Great Plains.. J. Soil Water Cons. 41(1):11-16.
This article provides an excellent coverage of the history of stubble mulch equipment from 1933 to present. Starting in 1933 with Hoeme's cultivators for deep primary tillage that left clods on the ground, Noble's (1936) undercutting tiller, and in 1939, Russell and Duley began experimenting with a tiller that would cut off weeds at subsurface while leaving straw residue on the surface. This became known as stubble-mulch tillage. With the use of stubble mulch tillage came the advent of shovel press drills and eventually air-seeders.

1503. Dalley, W.J.. 1970. Alternatives in machinery management on Juab County, Utah dry farms.. M.S. Thesis, USU, Logan, UT.
An economic study of farm size versus per acre equipment costs of production. Machine costs per acre of grain produced and total costs (fuel, labor, plus machinery) for the 3 size classes were, respectively: 100-500 ac. - $10.99, $16.27; 500-1000 ac. - $5.66, $10.25; 1000-2000 ac. - $3.21, $7.13.

8568. Anon.. n.d.. Spring-tine cultivator for conventional and organic farming methods.. promotional brochure, T. Hatzenbichler & Sons, Austria.
The spring-tine harrow is an implement used in Europe for mechanical weed control in field crops such as wheat. Recent preliminary field tests in Wisconsin found control to range from 40-90%. A similar implement may be available from Lindsay Bros. in Des Moines, IA. It reportedly does not perform well with much surface residue.

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