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Sheep Grazing to Manage Crop Residues, Insects and Weeds in Northern Plains Grain and Alfalfa Systems
(2011)
  • Patrick Hatfield, Montana State University
  • Hayes Goosey, Montana State University
  • Andrew Lenssen, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Sue Blodgett, South Dakota State University
Abstract
Wheat and alfalfa growers in the Northern Plains face a number of challenges in managing their farms. With the implementation of stricter environmental regulations that ban burning in many locations, wheat residue management has become particularly difficult; large amounts of residue after harvest can hamper no-till or low-till field operations, and wheat residue also provides a habitat for wheat stem sawfly, a major pest in the Northern Plains. Weed management and moisture conservation in summer fallow rotations also present challenges for dryland wheat farmers. 
Publication Date
September, 2011
Citation Information
Patrick Hatfield, Hayes Goosey, Andrew Lenssen and Sue Blodgett. "Sheep Grazing to Manage Crop Residues, Insects and Weeds in Northern Plains Grain and Alfalfa Systems" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_lenssen/104/