Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 25, Number 6 (November 1972) by Authors
An Alternate-Furrow System for Seeding Northern Colorado RangelandMcGinnies, W. J. (Society for Range Management, 1972-11-01)The most successful method for seeding cool-season grasses on northern Colorado rangelands has been to plant with a drill in the spring on a smooth, fallowed seedbed. However, wind erosion may destroy a level-drilled seeding. Planting in deep furrows has resulted in poorer stands, but the deep-furrows appear to be necessary for control of wind erosion. A system is proposed for alternating deep-furrow drilling with level-drilling on the beds between the furrows in order to combine the erosion control benefits on the deep-furrows with the better stand establishment characteristics of the level-drilled planting.