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Recommends fertilizer rates for fine fescue seed in western Oregon based on soil test results for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, micronutrients, lime, calcium, and magnesium.
This publication incorporates 20 years of field research by OSU faculty comparing two grass-seed residue management methods: full straw load (straw is chopped and left on the field) and clean nonthermal (straw is baled and removed from the field). Comparison includes discussion of seed yield and...
Seed moisture content is the most reliable indicator of seed maturity and harvest timing in grass seed crops. There are two significant times during harvest that knowledge of seed moisture is critical: at swathing and at combining. Swathing within the correct range of seed moisture content will...
Discusses nutrient management and fertilizer recommendations for lime, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chloride, and micronutrients on annual ryegrass grown for seed. Includes discussion of research and explanation of nutrient management recommendations.