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  • Alfalfa stand length and subsequent crop patterns in the upper midwestern United States.

    Author(s) : Yost, M. A.Russelle, M. P.Coulter, J. A.Bolstad, P. V.

    Author Affiliation : Dep. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Univ. of Minnesota, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA.

    Author Email : mattyost@umn.edu

    Journal article : Agronomy Journal 2014 Vol.106 No.5 pp.1697-1708

    Abstract : AlfalfaalfalfaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    alfalfaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    (Medicago sativamedicago sativaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    L.) can provide many economic and environmental benefits to crop rotationsrotationsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    . Our objectives were to quantify alfalfa stand lengths, identify the two crops following alfalfa, and determine the soil and temporal factors affecting them. The USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Cropland Data Layers (CDLs) for 2006 to 2012 and USDA-NRCS soil survey layers for North Dakotanorth dakotaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , South Dakotasouth dakotaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , NebraskanebraskaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , MinnesotaminnesotaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , IowaiowaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    were combined and used to meet these objectives. Location and soil textural class generally determined stand length, with alfalfa being kept in production longer outside the major Corn Belt area of this region. Soil textural class effects on stand length varied by state. Corn (Zea mayszea maysSubject Category: Organism Names
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    L.) was the most common crop planted during the first- and second-year following alfalfa (79 and 61%, respectively), except in North Dakota (35% both years). Soybean [Glycine maxglycine maxSubject Category: Organism Names
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    (L.) Merr.] was grown in 11 and 28% of cases, respectively. Small grains were planted as the first-year crop in 29% of cases in the Dakotas and 6% of cases in the other four states. As a second-year crop, small grains occurred in 26% of cases in North Dakota and 5% of cases in the other five states. Stand length, soil textural class, state, and year significantly influenced grower choice of both following crops. These geographic assessments will guide research and extension education designed to increase use of perennials for economic and environmental benefits. Similar methods can be applied to other crop rotations or U.S. regions.

    ISSN : 0002-1962

    DOI : 10.2134/agronj14.0014

    Record Number : 20143326947

    Publisher : American Society of Agronomy

    Location of publication : Madison

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : English

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    Organism descriptor(s) : Glycine (Fabaceae)glycine (fabaceae)Subject Category: Organism Names
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    , Glycine maxglycine maxSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Medicago sativamedicago sativaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : lucernelucerneSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , corn, crop rotation, rotational cropping, soybeanssoybeansSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , United States of America

    Geographical Location(s) : IowaiowaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , MinnesotaminnesotaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , NebraskanebraskaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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