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  1. Vol. 56 No. 2, p. 211-214
    Received: Sept 3, 1963

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Improved Soil Openers for the Establishment of Small-Seeded Legumes in Sod1

  1. A. Morris Decker,
  2. H. J. Retzer and
  3. F. G. Swain2



Two recently developed sod-seeder openers have produced successful establishment of a small-seeded legume (birdsfoot trefoil) in an old establshed bluegrass sward. Both were superior to the conventional opener which left only a narrow slit in the sod. The use of a presswheel improved establishment following the disk but not the wing opener. Granular heptachlor over the row at seeding resulted in improved stands one out of two years.

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