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Equipment maintenance: time to check the combine
Integrated Crop Management News
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University
  • Michael J. Tidman, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-19-2002
Abstract
Establishing an even distribution of crop residue while harvesting is critical in stopping soil erosion this coming fall, winter, and spring, and well into 2003, until next year's crop establishes a canopy. Any residue (straw, chaff, and even fine material) can reduce erosion by stopping rain-splash erosion, slowing and trapping runoff, and allowing for better water infiltration. But it has to be in place to do it.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna, Mahdi Al-Kaisi and Michael J. Tidman. "Equipment maintenance: time to check the combine" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/133/