McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Effects of Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity

Authors: Mahdi Al-Kaisi (Iowa State University) , Mark A. Licht (Iowa State University) , Beth E. Larabee (Iowa State University)

  • Effects of Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Effects of Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity

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Abstract

Tillage system and crop rotation have significant long-term effects 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 Iowa. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term effects of different tillage systems and crop rotations on soil productivity.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Al-Kaisi, M. & Licht, M. A. & Larabee, B. E., (2005) “Effects of Long-term Tillage and Crop Rotation on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2004(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2005
Peer Reviewed