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Unpublished Paper
Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Production
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • David Rueber, Iowa State University
Farm
Northern Research and Demonstration Farm
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Abstract

Primary tillage systems differ in their impact on soil and crops as well as the amount of time and resources they require. Tillage may loosen soil, incorporate nutrients, warm or dry soil, manage weeds, bury residue, or level the surface for subsequent operations. Variable soil and weather conditions may result in different decisions about the need for tillage even within similar soil types. A three-year experiment compared corn and soybean yields among subsoil, chisel plow, striptill, and no-till systems on Webster silty clay loam soil.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna and David Rueber. "Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Production" (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/36/