Biological Systems Engineering


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Transactions of the ASAE, vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 1093-1099, 1984.


Copyright 1984 The American Society of Agricultural Engineers


Tillage treatments leaving 20% or more of the soil surface covered with residue reduced soil erosion by at least 50% of that which occurred from a moldboard plow system. No-till had the least erosion and tended to have the lowest cumulative runoff. These results were based on rainfall simulation tests on six tillage treatments used on both 5 and 10% slopes in continuous corn production.