Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-1955

Journal or Book Title

Agricultural Engineering

Volume

36

First Page

324

Last Page

331

Research Focus Area(s)

Land and Water Resources Engineering

Abstract

A system of land management which provides year around protection of the soil from the ravages of water and wind erosion is constantly being sought by agricultural scientists. Strip cropping, terracing, contour planting, mulch tillage and contour listing are systems of land management which have been tested in Iowa. Some of these systems were found to be practical in certain areas of the state. Research by Browning and Norton (9)* (at the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station) demonstrated the soil-and-water-conserving value of contour listing. They found that, except in the deep loess soils common to western Iowa, the plant count and yield were generally below that for conventionally farmed corn, that is, plowing, double disking, harrowing, and surface planting.

Comments

This article is published as Buchele, W. F., E. V. Collins, and W. G. Lovely, "Ridge Farming for Soil and Water Control." Agricultural Engineering 36 (1955): 324-329, 331.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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