Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1984

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

27

Issue

2

First Page

370

Last Page

371

Abstract

The ambiguity of current tillage nomenclature has led to much confusion. This report explains a uniform, comprehensive tillage index that was developed to avoid that ambiguity. It is based on row topography, residue cover, roughness, and tillage depth that result from passage of the tillage tool rather than on the tillage tool used. Examples of the use of this tillage index are presented. This index, because of its percentage crop residue cover and potential surface water storage components, will be useful when the Universal Soil Loss Equation is to be used for estimating erosion potential on a given field.

Comments

This article is a contribution of USDA-ARS and Iowa State University. Journal Paper No. J-10870 of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames, lA. Project No. 2462, contributing to NC156.

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 27, no. 2 (1984): 370–371.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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