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dc.contributor.advisorMcGraw, Robert L.en
dc.contributor.authorSettle, Thomas A. (Thomas Arthur)en_US
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on April 3, 2008)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agronomy.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlley cropping is an agroforestry practice that utilizes the space between rows of trees to produce an alternate crop. Tall fescue demonstrates shade tolerance and may be well suited for the production of certified seed in alley-cropping systems in Missouri. The objective was to evaluate tall fescue seed production in alley cropping. Three management practices associated with grass seed production were also evaluated; row spacing, N fertilization, and post-harvest residue management. In 2004 seed yields in the alley-cropped plots were similar to the open plots; in 2005, all plots had reduced yield and the alley-cropped plots yielded significantly less than the open plots. We attribute the decrease of the second year harvest to poor soil moisture and increased competition from trees. Seed yield was closely related to the number of reproductive culms m-1 of row; however, there were no differences among treatments for seed weight and seeds culm-1. This research shows that tall fescue seed yield in an alley-cropping system can be equal to yields from pasture until competition for resources from trees has a negative influence on the crop. A producer who is interested in establishing an orchard should find that certified turf-type tall fescue is a viable crop for an alley-cropping system.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b63028037en_US
dc.identifier.oclc218401266en_US
dc.identifier.otherSettleT-120407-T8413en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5088
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2007 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses
dc.subject.lcshSeed technologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshHedgerow intercroppingen_US
dc.subject.lcshTall fescueen_US
dc.subject.lcshGrasses -- Seedsen_US
dc.titleTall fescue seed production alley cropped in a hardwood tree plantationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgronomyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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