Erosion Control: Tillage and Residue Methods

Authored by: Richard Cruse , Jerry Neppel , John Kost , Krisztina Eleki

Managing Soils and Terrestrial Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342651
eBook ISBN: 9780429346255
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Historically, tillage has been used for seedbed preparation, weed control, residue burial, and fertilizer/manure incorporation. Modern technology, i.e., improved planters and pesticides, has reduced tillage requirements for crop production with equipment adapted to higher crop residue conditions. Tillage to improve the seedbed for planter performance and crop production also increases the soil susceptibility to erosion from both wind and water.

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