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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1954. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1954, the author. Used by permission.


The primary objective of this study was to determine the effects of seedbed preparation methods and weed control practices on the establishment of seedlings in weedy bluegrass sods.

A study was made of the effects of seedbed preparation and weed control treatments on seedling establishment in a weed pasture. The seedbed preparations involved plowing and disking as compared to no tillage. There were 12 weed control treatments that involved mowing, height of mowing, 2-4D spraying, legume planting and removal or non-removal of hay. Plowing was decidedly the best seedbed preparation method in this study.

The effects of seedbed preparations, the effects of weed control treatments and the statistical analyses are given for each species separately.

Advisor: F. D. Keim.