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11-12-2008 12:00 AM

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Tillage decision is only one concern farmers have to make every fall. There are many other factors need to be considered in selecting a tillage system for any given field or region within the state. Those factors are soil conditions, which can include, soil slope, soil drainage, topsoil depth or the A-horizon depth. Other factors need to be considered, which are equally important such as hybrid selection, crop rotation, and management factors, such as, residue cover, type of residue (corn or soybean), soil moisture condition at the time of making the decision, timing of tillage operation, fertilizer management in conjunction with tillage operation, type of residue management equipment, planting and harvesting equipment, compliance with conservation plans, and above all, is the economic return and benefits of selecting any tillage system.

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Dec 11th, 12:00 AM

Tillage and Crop Rotation Management Impact on Yield and Soil Quality

Tillage decision is only one concern farmers have to make every fall. There are many other factors need to be considered in selecting a tillage system for any given field or region within the state. Those factors are soil conditions, which can include, soil slope, soil drainage, topsoil depth or the A-horizon depth. Other factors need to be considered, which are equally important such as hybrid selection, crop rotation, and management factors, such as, residue cover, type of residue (corn or soybean), soil moisture condition at the time of making the decision, timing of tillage operation, fertilizer management in conjunction with tillage operation, type of residue management equipment, planting and harvesting equipment, compliance with conservation plans, and above all, is the economic return and benefits of selecting any tillage system.

 

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