An Alternate-Furrow System for Seeding Northern Colorado Rangeland
CitationMcGinnies, W. J. (1972). An alternate-furrow system for seeding northern Colorado rangeland. Journal of Range Management, 25(6), 450-452.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractThe 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.