Tillage and Residue Management Practices for Soybean Production in a Soybean-Small Grain Rotation1
- O. W. Beale and
- G. W. Langdale2
Management of oat straw residues and tillage practices for soybean production in an oat-soybean rotation were studied. The effects of t~llage practices on soybean yields were not significant. Burning the oat straw before planting soybeans had no significant effect on yields. Fertilization of soybeans after growing the oats did not increase bean yields. Tillage and residue management had no marked influence on soil temperatures and available moisture. Soybean stands were somewhat larger if the oat straw was burned or moved from the seed zone. Properties of the lister-plant-tilled and disk-harrow-tilled soils were more favorable for soybean growth than those of the turnplow-tilled soils, although this was not reflected in soybean yields.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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