Published March 1981. Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog
Published September 1950. Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog
Seed moisture content is the most reliable indicator of seed maturity and harvest timing in grass seed crops. There are two significant times during harvest that knowledge of seed moisture is critical: at swathing and at combining. Swathing within the correct range of seed moisture content will maximize seed yield...
Chewings fescue [Festuca rubra L. subsp. fallax (Thuill.) Nyman] is a desired
turfgrass with dense sod forming capabilities and superior shade tolerance. Thermal
residue management (open-field burning) has traditionally been used to remove post-harvest
residue and maintain seed yield over the life of the stand. However, alternative
non-thermal residue management...
Open-field burning has been an effective, economical, and widespread
method of post-harvest residue management in creeping red fescue seed
production in the Willamette Valley since the late 1940s. However, the use of field
burning has been legislatively restricted due to air quality and safety issues. The
foliar-applied plant growth regulator...
A greater than 10-fold increase in Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
populations over the past several years has resulted in concerns over grazing
impacts on grass seed production in the mid-Willamette Valley, Oregon. This
study was designed to develop methods to quantify and statistically analyze goose-grazing
impacts on seed yields of...