Spring rains come with unexpected quantities and force, causing significant amounts of soil erosion to unprotected cropland. Spring is the most critical time for soil erosion because of degraded crop residue, tillage in preparation for planting and lack of crop canopy. Residue cover is not only good for preventing soil erosion, but it will cut down sediment transport to water bodies and contribute to the improvement of water quality.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi and Licht, Mark A., "Reduce Potential Soil Erosion Early in the Spring" (2012). Integrated Crop Management News. 185.
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