Integrated Crop Management News
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-17-2001

Abstract

Now, before harvest, is the best time to make plans for the 2002 crop season. One of the first things to plan for is crop residue coverage. Consider the following points before doing any harvesting or fieldwork. A blanket of crop residue is very effective in controlling soil erosion and should be part of your conservation plan. All crop residues (stalks, straw, chaff, and even the finest materials) stop rain splash, slow and trap runoff, and allow water infiltration.

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Iowa State University

Language

en

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