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Consider The Possibility Of Reduced Tillage After Biomass Harvest, H. Mark Hanna Jan 2014

Consider The Possibility Of Reduced Tillage After Biomass Harvest, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Find options for handling the increased cornstalk residue that results from increased corn grain yields. Options such as aggressive tillage, no-till, strip-till, and removal of harvested corn stover are examined according to various economic and environmental factors.


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: Conservation Buffers And Water Quality, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Mark A. Licht Sep 2009

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

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Buffers are designed to intercept sediment and nutrients and reduce soil erosion; they also help enhance air and water quality and fish and wildlife habitats. Learn how to understand, manage, and maintain conservation buffers.


Resource Conservation Practices: Consideration In Selecting No-Till, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Michael D. Duffy Jul 2008

Resource Conservation Practices: Consideration In Selecting No-Till, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Michael D. Duffy

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Consider the advantages of a no-till system. This publication looks at weed control, residue management, equipment requirements, nutrient management and the results of yield and economic return studies.


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.


Agricultural Phosphorus Management And Water Quality Protection In The Midwest, Charles Wortmann, Matthew J. Helmers, Antonio P. Mallarino, Charles Barden, Daniel Devlin, Gary Pierzynski, John Lory, Ray Massey, John Holz, Charles Shapiro, John L. Kovar Jan 2005

Agricultural Phosphorus Management And Water Quality Protection In The Midwest, Charles Wortmann, Matthew J. Helmers, Antonio P. Mallarino, Charles Barden, Daniel Devlin, Gary Pierzynski, John Lory, Ray Massey, John Holz, Charles Shapiro, John L. Kovar

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

For nutrient management planners -- to understand the risk of phosphorus in surface waters and to manage this risk. Targeted for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.


Resource Conservation Practices: Manure And Tillage Management, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna, Mark A. Licht Dec 2004

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

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Adopting best management practices throughout an operation must take into consideration both manure application and tillage management.


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.


Resource Conservation Practices: Residue Management And Cultural Practices, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna Mar 2002

Resource Conservation Practices: Residue Management And Cultural Practices, Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

High crop residue levels translate directly into soil conservation benefits. Includes what affects crop residue and four methods of measuring it.