Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Agronomy

Major

Sustainable Agriculture

First Advisor

Mary Wiedenhoeft

Second Advisor

Margaret Smith

Third Advisor

Jan Flora

Abstract

The objectives of this research are a biological and sociological approach. These results will provide upper Midwestern, specifically Iowa, organic farmers with current, agronomic production guidelines from research conducted on-farm and on experiment stations, and to analyze the capability of these farmers to incorporate this alternative crop into their crop rotations. The effect of planting date, cultivar selection, planting rate, legume establishment, weed management strategies categorized as mechanical, chemical and biological: flax grain yield, straw biomass yield, total oil content, fatty acid profile, and underseeding and weed biomass production are analyzed. Additionally, straw quality characteristics were assessed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16568

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Sarah Louise Carlson

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453153

OCLC Number

236169668

ISBN

9780549542247

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

180 pages

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