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Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in South Central Iowa

Authors: Mahdi Al-Kaisi (Iowa State University) , David Kwaw-Mensah (Iowa State University)

  • Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in South Central Iowa

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in South Central Iowa

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Abstract

Tillage systems and crop rotation have a significant long-term effect on soil carbon, soil productivity and the physical, chemical, and biological indicators of soil quality and health. Additionally, soil tillage and crop rotation control weeds and soilborne diseases. There is need for a well-defined, long-term tillage and crop rotation study across the different soils types 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 soil productivity and quality.

How to Cite:

Al-Kaisi, M. & Kwaw-Mensah, D., (2019) “Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in South Central Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018(1).

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Published on
26 Apr 2019