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Does dry weather limit tillage options?
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Michael J. Tidman, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-15-2002
Abstract
Although most of Iowa's topsoils are dry, most subsoil moisture levels are near normal. The dry, warmer than normal winter of 2001-2002 allowed the precipitation that was received to infiltrate unfrozen soils. Weather patterns indicate a dry spring through April and early May, similar to that of 1996. Agricultural drought is not expected in more than 5 percent of Iowa counties according to Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Extension Climatologist. However, any prediction of dry weather raises concerns, so producers are looking for ways to preserve soil moisture.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna and Michael J. Tidman. "Does dry weather limit tillage options?" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/117/