Published March 1943. 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
No-tillage winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in a
wheat-fallow cropping system has consistently produced lower grain
yields than conventionally tilled soils in the semiarid Pacific
Northwest. A 2-year study was conducted in a long-term tillage trial
at Moro, OR to determine factors responsible for differences in wheat
Stand establishment plays a significant role in the development
and yield of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Availability of
soil moisture to the germinating seed is one of the most critical
factors affecting stand establishment. Water injection is a method
of applying supplemental moisture to the soil in direct contact...
Under adverse soil moisture conditions a critical water stress
or water potential develops in the plant and productivity is reduced,
or in extreme cases, terminated. Research to determine the soil
moisture status for maximum production of specific crops has been
conducted for decades. The results have done much to increase...
Significant post planting mortality of young conifer seedlings often occurs on drought prone sites because seedlings fail to either establish, or maintain favourable water relations. Survival is contingent upon growth which occurs when turgor pressure is above a threshold level. Since growth after planting is influenced by nursery cultural practices,...
Water use restrictions are continuing to have an impact on the way turf is managed today and will be managed in the future. The objective of this research was to evaluate the irrigation requirements of ten newly established cool-season turfgrass species maintained under two different mowing height and nitrogen fertility...
Three Nelder plots of 3-year-old red alder (Alnus rubra Bong) were used for this study at the Cascade Head Experimental Forest, Oregon in the growing season of 1988 at an elevation of 330 meters. Each Nelder plot
represented a range of densities from 238 to 101,219 trees per hectare. The...