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Production of Small Grains Pasture Forage Using Sewage Effluent as a Source of Irrigation Water and Plant Nutrients1


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  1. Vol. 51 No. 9, p. 569-572
    Received: Dec 22, 1958

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  1. A. D. Day and
  2. T. C. Tucker2



Winter pasture forage yields equivalent to 11.14 tons per acre were obtained from barley irrigated with sewage effluent with no additional fertilizer. Similarly, wheat and oats produced 263% and 249% more pasture forage, respectively, than check plots that received only pump water. Barley was more sensitive to the detrimental effects of sewage effluent than wheat or oats.

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