Start Date

1-12-2010 12:00 AM

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Many of the cultural practices used in crop production have huge effects on the soil, its structure and its biological life. Corrective crop management practices have focused primarily on the obvious “above ground” symptoms and problems. Research, however, has discovered that what appear to be subtle differences below the soil surface may have profound effects on productivity and sustainability. Producers must manage their tillage systems, crops, residues, and drainage systems to build healthier soils with improved structure to better manage their water resources. Improving soil structure and biological activity while maintaining residue cover will reduce runoff, erosion, evaporative losses, and the related environmental impacts.

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Dec 1st, 12:00 AM

No-till soil and water issues

Many of the cultural practices used in crop production have huge effects on the soil, its structure and its biological life. Corrective crop management practices have focused primarily on the obvious “above ground” symptoms and problems. Research, however, has discovered that what appear to be subtle differences below the soil surface may have profound effects on productivity and sustainability. Producers must manage their tillage systems, crops, residues, and drainage systems to build healthier soils with improved structure to better manage their water resources. Improving soil structure and biological activity while maintaining residue cover will reduce runoff, erosion, evaporative losses, and the related environmental impacts.

 

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