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dc.contributor.author Duebbert, Harold F.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en
dc.title Conservation Tillage and Wildlife en
dc.type Article en
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 44, No. 05, p. 30-31 en
dc.description Wildlife biologists and administrators keep a watchful eye on changes in agricultural land use practices. One specialized form of conservation tillage now being practiced in the Great Plains is the production of no-till winter wheat. Biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center at Jamestown studied duck nesting in fields of no-till winter heat at several locations in the prairie pothole region of North Dakota. The objective of this study conducted during 1984-85 was to evaluate the amount of nesting and reproductive success of ducks in no-till winter wheat. The results of the study indicated that the fields of no-till, winter wheat provide acceptable nesting habitat for 5 species of ducks and, at least, 7 other species of birds. The total acreage of no-till, winter wheat within the prairie pothole region could provide several million acres of nesting habitat. It would appear that the trend towards increased no-till, winter wheat should have a positive impact on production of upland-nesting ducks and some other birds. Mallards and Pintails could especially benefit from this.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-15T16:23:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-15T16:23:41Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-15T16:23:41Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/5979
dc.date 1987 en
dc.subject Wildlife
dc.subject Tillage

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