Start Date

11-12-2008 12:00 AM

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Many Iowa fields had wet or underwater areas during part of the growing season. Many wet areas were planted late which resulted in late-maturing crop. Yields have been variable in these areas, sometimes significantly below that of yields in areas not subject to wet soil conditions. In these conditions a frequent concern of growers is that excessive rainfall, wet soil, and/or lower crop yield have damaged soil structure and that these damages may warrant significant tillage operations prior to next season's crop to loosen soil and ameliorate damage to soil structure.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/icm-180809-948

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Dec 11th, 12:00 AM

Tillage Considerations on Previously Flooded Soils

Many Iowa fields had wet or underwater areas during part of the growing season. Many wet areas were planted late which resulted in late-maturing crop. Yields have been variable in these areas, sometimes significantly below that of yields in areas not subject to wet soil conditions. In these conditions a frequent concern of growers is that excessive rainfall, wet soil, and/or lower crop yield have damaged soil structure and that these damages may warrant significant tillage operations prior to next season's crop to loosen soil and ameliorate damage to soil structure.

 

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