McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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

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

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

    McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

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

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Abstract

Tillage system and crop rotation significantly affect long-term soil productivity and soil quality components such as soil carbon and other soil physical and chemical properties. In addition, both tillage and crop rotation affect weed and soil disease control. There is a definite need for well-defined, long-term tillage and crop rotation studies across the different soil and climatic conditions in the state. The objective of this study is to evaluate the long-term wide range of effects of different tillage systems and crop rotations on soil productivity.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Al-Kaisi, M. & Licht, M. A., (2003) “Long-term Tillage and Crop-Rotation Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2002(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
Peer Reviewed