Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146999
Title:
Minimum tillage for wheat following winter vegetables
Author:
Nolte, Kurt; Ottman, Mike; Teegerstrom, Trent; Wang, Guangyao (Sam)
Affiliation:
Plant Sciences, School of
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Aug-2010
Description:
4 pp.; Wheat Production on Lettuce Beds
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146999
Abstract:
In 2009, over 56,000 acres were planted to wheat in Arizona, all of which following either a lettuce or cotton crop. For wheat grown in the region, the conventional tillage sequence prior to planting can be tied to as many as seven field operations that consume valuable time, labor, and resources. In this study, our aim was to determine the effectiveness of reducing the number tillage (minimum till) operations in fields immediately following lettuce harvest. And demonstrate to Southwest wheat producers a means for conserving time, fuel, and resources. Growing wheat on lettuce beds immediately following lettuce harvest did not significantly reduce grain yield or quality. Although the regrowth of the previous crop can have significant implications for Durum grown with minimum tillage if not managed effectively, lodging was not a significant factor in this study as the degree of lodging was similar in both growing systems. The significant savings in fuel, labor and time, with no apparent reduction in Durum yield or quality, may be a significant benefit to wheat producers who incorporate minimum tillage practices following a lettuce crop.
Type:
text; Pamphlet
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Conservation tillage; wheat; production costs; cross commodity
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1523

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dc.contributor.authorNolte, Kurten_US
dc.contributor.authorOttman, Mikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeegerstrom, Trenten_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Guangyao (Sam)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25T21:58:00Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-25T21:58:00Z-
dc.date.issued2010-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/146999-
dc.description4 pp.en_US
dc.descriptionWheat Production on Lettuce Bedsen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2009, over 56,000 acres were planted to wheat in Arizona, all of which following either a lettuce or cotton crop. For wheat grown in the region, the conventional tillage sequence prior to planting can be tied to as many as seven field operations that consume valuable time, labor, and resources. In this study, our aim was to determine the effectiveness of reducing the number tillage (minimum till) operations in fields immediately following lettuce harvest. And demonstrate to Southwest wheat producers a means for conserving time, fuel, and resources. Growing wheat on lettuce beds immediately following lettuce harvest did not significantly reduce grain yield or quality. Although the regrowth of the previous crop can have significant implications for Durum grown with minimum tillage if not managed effectively, lodging was not a significant factor in this study as the degree of lodging was similar in both growing systems. The significant savings in fuel, labor and time, with no apparent reduction in Durum yield or quality, may be a significant benefit to wheat producers who incorporate minimum tillage practices following a lettuce crop.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1523en_US
dc.subjectConservation tillageen_US
dc.subjectwheaten_US
dc.subjectproduction costsen_US
dc.subjectcross commodityen_US
dc.titleMinimum tillage for wheat following winter vegetablesen_US
dc.typetext-
dc.typePamphlet-
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Sciences, School ofen_US
dc.identifier.calsAZ1523-2010-
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