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Plan for 2002 residue before harvest
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
9-17-2001
Abstract

Now, before harvest, is the best time to make plans for the 2002 crop season. One of the first things to plan for is crop residue coverage. Consider the following points before doing any harvesting or fieldwork. A blanket of crop residue is very effective in controlling soil erosion and should be part of your conservation plan. All crop residues (stalks, straw, chaff, and even the finest materials) stop rain splash, slow and trap runoff, and allow water infiltration.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna and Michael J. Tidman. "Plan for 2002 residue before harvest" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/179/