Conservation Tillage Systems in the Southeast

Summary

Overview

Successful farmers in the Blackland Prairie region recognize the challenges and the importance of reduced-tillage practices as well as other conservation practices such as wheat or rye in a double-cropping system, piped-outlet terraces and precision waterway drainage. They know these practices will preserve the land’s productivity and profitability for future generations. Future research needs to focus on cover crop systems that have potential to protect the soil from erosion, enhance internal drainage and allow the soil surface to dry out for early crop planting and crop growth. Table 19.1 summarizes some of the research-based techniques used by the farmers in the case studies.

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