Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2011

Journal or Book Title

41st North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference

Volume

27

First Page

83

Last Page

89

Conference Title

41st North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference

Conference Date

November 16-17, 2011

City

Des Moines, IA

Abstract

Producers have many choices of diverse tillage practices for their corn (Zea mays L.) production systems. However, no-till has become an important soil management practice to help reduce water and wind erosion, as well as nutrient runoff, while conserving soil moisture for crop use. No-till systems also help farmers by saving labor and time, as well as reducing farm costs due to less equipment and fuel consumption. Nevertheless, no-till production is typically more successful and has higher crop yield on moderately to well drained medium-textured soils (Bitzer, 1998), compared to soils with poor internal drainage and high clay.

Comments

This proceeding is from the 41st North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference 27 (2011): 83. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

International Plant Nutrition Institute

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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