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Appendix: Examples of Applied Research and Demonstration Topics

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Appendix: Examples of Applied Research and Demonstration Topics


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Wind erosion control Effects of shelterbelt height and density on wind speed, snow depth, soil moisture content and crop yield Effect of cover crops on wind erosion in irrigated fields Effect of amount of crop residue on wind erosion potential Seeding annual barrier strips on fallow fields Water erosion control Contour versus conventional farming rassed versus ungrassed waterways Effects of crop residue, soil te!ture and slope on water erosion potential Crop residue management Conservation tillage versus conventional tillage cropping Reduced versus conventional tillage summerfallow Straw shredding instead of tillage Comparison of tillage speeds "egume green manuring versus conventional summerfallow Reduced fall tillage #all tillage versus no fall tillage #all tillage with or without harrows #all tillage versus fall$applied herbicides to control winter annual weeds Salinity control Seeding versus sprigging salt$tolerant grasses Soil moisture use and rooting depth of various crops Salt tolerance of various grasses Weed/disease/insect control #all$applied versus spring$applied herbicides to control winter annuals #all$applied herbicides versus tillage for perennial weed control #all$applied versus spring$applied %,&$D on stubble to be summerfallowed Conventional fallow versus chemical fallow 'ield effect of minimum tillage on continuous barley versus conventional tillage 'ield effect of minimum tillage in a canola, wheat, barley rotation Changing disease spectrums under minimum tillage systems versus conventional tillage for cereals and oilseeds Comparison of root maggot pupae survival under conservation tillage versus conventional tillage practices
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Appendix: Examples of Applied Research and Demonstration Topics

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Comparison of flea beetle and thrips survival in various stubble heights Comparison of incidence and economic impact of insects ()ession fly, thrips, canola root maggot, wheat stem maggot, cut worms and grasshoppers* and native predators (spiders, ground beetles* under various conservation and conventional farm practices Pasture/rangeland rejuvenation Direct seeded versus conventionally tilled and seeded pasture +re$seeding herbicide on pasture versus conventionally tilled and seeded pasture Soil moisture management Effect of fall tillage versus standing stubble on spring soil moisture content Effects of stubble versus no stubble on snow trapping and spring soil moisture content Effects of variable stubble height on spring soil moisture content Economics Comparison of economics of forage in rotation versus continuous cropping to cereal and oilseeds Comparison of legume green manuring versus applied fertili,er Equipment Comparison of various conservation tillage seed drills Comparison of various grass seed drills Comparison of different tillage e-uipment. wide blade, narrow blade, harrows up/down, vibra shan0, low crown sweeps, hydraulic rod weeder Comparison of straw handling systems. plowing, baling, shredding, chopping and spreading, harrowing, discing and chiselling Comparison of fertili,er applicators. spreaders, banding

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