Spring rains can come hard and fast, causing substantial soil erosion when soils are most vulnerable because of degraded crop residue cover, soil preparation tillage, and no crop canopy. The combination can not only lead to serious soil erosion but also, consequently, water quality problems.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; and Tidman, Michael, "Spring - soil's most vulnerable season" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1645.
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