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Resource Conservation Practices: Soil Erosion And Water Quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Mark A. Licht Sep 2009

Resource Conservation Practices: Soil Erosion And Water Quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Mark A. Licht

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Soil erosion by water and the impact of sediment-attached nutrients on lakes and streams creates problems for both agricultural land and water quality. Learn more about this topic along with conservation and best management practices.


Resource Conservation Practices: Consider The Strip-Tilling Alternative, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna May 2008

Resource Conservation Practices: Consider The Strip-Tilling Alternative, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Strip-tillage is an alternative to no-till in areas where poorly drained soils are dominant. Read about comparisons of strip-tillage to other tillage systems and the benefits and possible concerns.


Resource Conservation Practices: Tillage, Manure Management, And Water Quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Mark A. Licht Apr 2005

Resource Conservation Practices: Tillage, Manure Management, And Water Quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Mark A. Licht

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Tillage and manure application practices significantly impact surface and ground water quality in Iowa. Learn how tillage and manure management affect soil erosion and considerations for nitrogen and phosphorus use.


Resource Conservation Practices: Tillage Management And Soil Organic Matter, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Mark A. Licht Apr 2005

Resource Conservation Practices: Tillage Management And Soil Organic Matter, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Mark A. Licht

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

It has been well documented that increased tillage can reduce soil organic matter in topsoil. Learn what soil organic matter is; the importance of surface residue, tillage effect, and quality conservation systems; and the benefits of organic matter for improving soil quality.


Resource Conservation Practices: Understanding And Managing Soil Compaction, H. Mark Hanna, Mahdi Al-Kaisi Mar 2002

Resource Conservation Practices: Understanding And Managing Soil Compaction, H. Mark Hanna, Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Excessively compacted soil can result in many problems including a reduced yield and an increase in horsepower and fuel necessary for tillage. Learn more about this problem as well as ways to reduce soil compaction.