When it comes to soil erosion and surface runoff from agriculture land, tillage and row-crop management attract a lot of attention. However, most Iowa land currently in pasture is unsuitable for crop production because of steep slopes. These slopes make pasture even more vulnerable to water erosion. Mismanaged pasture can contribute substantially to water quality degradation due to soil erosion and sediment transport to nearby water bodies.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi; Hanna, H. Mark; and Tidman, Michael, "Managing your pasture to reduce soil erosion" (2003). Integrated Crop Management News. 1646.
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