Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Journal or Book Title
Iowa Farm Science
Research Focus Area(s)
Land and Water Resources Engineering
A new system of row-crop farming holds promise in protecting soil from water erosion, in reducing drowning in poorly drained areas and in possible reduction in labor and power requirements. The new system - called ridge planting - combines the high yields of surface planting with the conservation features of contour listing. The system has been under development by Iowa State College and USDA agricultural engineers for the past 4 years.
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Buchele, Wesley F.; Collins, E. V.; and Lovely, Walter G., "Ridge Planting Saves..Soil, Water" (1955). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 943.