A new publication on residue management has just been released by OSU’s grass seed production research and extension team. The publication is titled Postharvest Residue Management for Grass Seed Production in Western Oregon (EM 9051) and is a product of many years of field work in grass seed crops by the members of the research and extension team.
The publication summarizes the results of these field studies and adds new insights on how grass seed crop residue management influences nutrients and nutrient management decisions. The photo above shows the rakes, flail mowers, vacuum-sweepers, propane flamer, weigh wagons (for determining seed yield), and the vehicles used to move the team’s equipment.
The publication can be obtained by following the link below:
Here’s a link to a story by Mitch Lies of the Capital Press on the research and extension team as well as their approach to the problem: