Postharvest Residue Management for Grass Seed Production in Western Oregon

This publication incorporates 20 years of field research by OSU faculty comparing two grass-seed residue management methods: full straw load (straw is chopped and left on the field) and clean nonthermal (straw is baled and removed from the field). Comparison includes discussion of seed yield and quality, nutrient management considerations and recommendations, soil characteristics, and recommendations for managing voles, slugs, and weeds.

EM 9051    Published September 2012    18 pages
September 2016