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Managing Russian Thistle Under Conservation Tillage in Crop-Fallow Rotations

Reviews Russian thistle biology as it relates to management, including seed dormancy and longevity in soil, seed distribution, seed germination and emergence, plant growth after establishment, crop competition, and resistance to herbicides. Outlines key considerations for managing for 3 crop years and 1 fallow year. Describes results from a residue management experiment designed to determine how to reduce tillage while maintaining winter wheat production.

PNW 492    Published November 1995    12 pages
Reviewed:
February 2015