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dc.contributor.authorBurns, Megan M.
dc.descriptionMicrosoft PowerPoint presentation slidesen_US
dc.description.abstractFarmers and agricultural researchers have become increasingly interested in looking for more effective ways to reduce crop yield limitations. For the diversity of their functions, cover crops have been one area of focus. The fast germination, quick growth, and broadleaf structure of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) allow for its effective use as a cover crop, particularly as a weed suppressant. Past studies have suggested that buckwheat is able to maintain or improve soil structure; further investigation is needed in order to determine the exact effect. In this study, I observed whether seeding method and seeding rate of buckwheat had a beneficial effect of suppressing weeds and building soil structure. Central aim: Determine the seeding rate and method of buckwheat at which both weed suppression and improvement of soil structure can be obtained.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2013en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleEffect of Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)on Soil Aggregate Stability and Suppression of Common Weed Varietiesen_US

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