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Factors affecting yield and nutritional quality of crested wheatgrassAuthor(s): H. F. Mayland
Source: In: Johnson, Kendall L, ed. Crested wheatgrass: Its values, problems and myths; Symposium Proceedings; 1983 October 3-7; Logan, UT. Logan, UT: Utah State University. p. 215-266.
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThis paper reviews the literature on factors affecting the yield and nutritional value of crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum, A. desertorum or A. fragile). The Agropyrons are cool-season perennial bunch grasses that are grown in the western United States and Canada where annual precipitation ranges from 9 to 18 inches (230 to 460 mm) and forage yield ranges from 400 to 3000 pounds of dry matter per acre (450 to 3360 kg/ha). Forage production in the northern Great Plains is best correlated with April to June precipitation whereas in the area west of the Rocky Mountains production is best correlated with total autumn to spring precipitation.
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CitationMayland, H. F. 1986. Factors affecting yield and nutritional quality of crested wheatgrass. In: Johnson, Kendall L, ed. Crested wheatgrass: Its values, problems and myths; Symposium Proceedings; 1983 October 3-7; Logan, UT. Logan, UT: Utah State University. p. 215-266.
Keywordscrested wheatgrass, Agropyron, forage production, yield, nutritional value
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