publication . Doctoral thesis . 1994

Cover crop residue effects on machine-induced soil compaction

Ess, Daniel R.;
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  • Published: 05 Jul 1994
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Crop production systems which utilize the biomass produced by rye (<i>Secale cereale</i> ) to suppress weed growth and conserve soil moisture have been developed at Virginia Tech. The success of alternative, reduced-input crop production systems has encouraged research into the potential for breaking the traffic-tillage cycle associated with conventional tillage crop production systems. The fragile residues encountered in agricultural crop production, whether incorporated into the soil or distributed on the soil surface, provide minimal protection against compaction by wheeled vehicles. The potential of an intact cover crop to reduce machine-induced effects on s...
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free text keywords: Crop residues, LD5655.V856 1994.E87
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