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The Wild Oats Pilot Project

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Title: The Wild Oats Pilot Project
Author: Fay, P. K.; Nalewaja, J. D.; Miller, S. D.; Somody, C. N.
Description: In 1982, wild oats cost North Dakota $160 to $260 million dollars as it infested small grain crops. Wild oats are deemed a weed. Wild oats not only infest small grain crops but sugarbeets, soybean, peas, dry beans, lentils, corn, sunflowers and grass seeds. Complete control of emergenced wild oat plants in one season will not eliminate a wild oats infestation as many seeds may remain viable and dormant in the soil. The Wild Oats Pilot Project was a four year program conducted under the cooperative agreement between the Agricultural Experiment Station of North Dakota State University and the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The goals of the project were to evaluate the cumulative effects of four years of mechanical, cultural and chemical wild oat practices on the population of wild oats seed in the soil and develop economical rotation herbicide systems which would minimize crop loss due to wild oats. The article goes into the materials, method, results and discussion of this project's findings. Wild oat control systems should be determined by the level of infestation.
Date: 1982
Subject: Weeds
Chemical control
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4674

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