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It has been well documented that increased tillage can reduce soil organic matter in topsoil. Learn what soil organic matter is; the importance of surface residue, tillage effect, and quality conservation systems; and the benefits of organic matter for improving soil quality.
Resource Conservation Practices
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Crops, Soil Management and Fertility, Agronomy
Agricultural Education | Agricultural Science | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Soil Science | Sustainability
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi and Licht, Mark A., "Resource Conservation Practices: Tillage Management and Soil Organic Matter" (2005). Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications. 154.