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Minimizing the Risk of Producing Winter Wheat in North Dakota. I. The Effect of Tillage on Snow Depth, Soil Temperature, and Winter Wheat Survival

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Title: Minimizing the Risk of Producing Winter Wheat in North Dakota. I. The Effect of Tillage on Snow Depth, Soil Temperature, and Winter Wheat Survival
Author: Brun, L.J.; Enz, J.W.; Cox, D.J.; Larsen, J.K.
Description: The production of winter wheat in North Dakota has a reputation for being a risky venture due the inability of winter wheat to survive most typical North Dakota winters. Winter wheat survival is dependent upon the plant's crown surviving the winter. The intent of this article is to present results of a field study designed to examine the effect of tillage on snow depth, soil temperature, and winter wheat survival on how report on the probability of occurrence of weather conditions conducive to winter wheat production. The methods and materials are presented next. The conclusions drawn from this are: the survival of winter wheat when seeded into 7 inch standing stubble was near 100% over a 4 year period of testing at Fargo; the stubble trapped adequate enough snow cover to maintain crown depth soil temperatures above a critical level and winter wheat survival in adjacent tilled plots was less than 50% in 2 of 4 years..
Date: 1987
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Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5965

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