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Factors Affecting Yield and Nutritional Quality of Crested Wheatgrass

Mayland, H.F. (1986) Factors Affecting Yield and Nutritional Quality of Crested Wheatgrass. In: Johnson, K.L., (ed.) Crested Wheatgrass: Its Values, Problems and Myths; Symposium Proceedings. pp. 215-266. Utah State University, Logan, UT.


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This paper reviews the literature on factors affecting the yield and nutritional value of created wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum,. A. desertorum or A. fragile). The Agropyrons are cool-season perennial bunch grasses that are grown in the western United States and Canada where annual precipitation ranges from 9 to 18 inches (230 to 460 mm) and forage yield ranges from 400 to 3000 pounds of dry matter per acre (450 to 3360 kg/ha). Forage production in the northern Great Plains is best correlated with April to June precipitation whereas in the area west of the Rocky Mountains production is best correlated with total autumn to spring precipitation.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0581
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Grass forage
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 19:03
Item ID: 769

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