Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
Tillage system and crop rotation have a significant, long-term effect on soil productivity and soil quality components such as soil carbon and other soil physical, biological, and chemical properties. In addition, both tillage and crop rotation have effects on weed and soil disease control. There is a definite need for well-defined, long-term tillage and crop rotation studies across the different soils and climate conditions in the state. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of different tillage systems and crop rotations on corn and soybean yields and soil quality.
Iowa State University
Al-Kaisi, Mahdi and O'Neal, Brad, "Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity" (2012). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 76.