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Conservation Tillage Obstacles on Dryland

Massee, Truman W. (1983) Conservation Tillage Obstacles on Dryland. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 38(4):339-341.

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PIONEER farmers lacked equipment
to till and plant dryland wheat adequately.
Poor crops after weedy fallow
or from volunteer stands emphasized
the need for better mechanization.
Between 1950 and 1960 there was only
casual interest in the use of herbicides for
chemical fallow. Yield results from chemical
fallow trials did not signal a need to redirect
farm management toward this practice
because yield increases resulting from
mechanization overshadowed the advantages
of using herbicides. More problems
seemingly were created than solved when
herbicides were substituted for tillage—
plant diseases, nutrient deficiencies, phytotoxic
effects, and so forth.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0510
Subjects: Soil > Tillage
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2017 23:35
Item ID: 404