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Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effectson Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa

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

  • Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effectson Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effectson Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa

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Abstract

Tillage systems and crop rotation affect soil health, productivity, and quality in the long-term by affecting soil carbon and other physical, biological, and chemical properties of the soil. Furthermore, tillage systems and crop rotations control weed 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 five tillage treatments and three crop rotation systems on soil quality and productivity.

How to Cite:

Al-Kaisi, M. & Kwaw-Mensah, D., (2016) “Long-Term Tillage and Crop Rotation Effectson Soil Carbon and Soil Productivity in Southwest Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2015(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
Peer Reviewed