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Preventing soil erosion after spring rains
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
5-21-2001
Abstract

Some areas of Iowa have experienced hard, late-spring rains that have contributed to various types of soil erosion, especially fields with minimum residue coverage, where sheet and rill erosions were observed. Erosion in unprotected soil can begin as soon as the first raindrops fall. With nothing to cushion the impact, raindrops can dislodge soil particles, splashing them up to several feet away.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna and Michael J. Tidman. "Preventing soil erosion after spring rains" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/184/