Submitted to: Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 20, 2012
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Citation: Balkcom, K.S. 2013. Conservation systems in the Southeast. In: Iversen, K.V., editor. Proceedings of 33ed Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference, February 19-20, 2013, Norman, Oklahoma. Available at: http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/nsdl/scasc/. Technical Abstract: This presentation describes how conservation systems that include non-inversion tillage and cover crops, a key component of conservation systems, are managed in the Southeast to maximize benefits. Benefits include weed suppression, moisture conservation, and increased organic matter contents. Management techniques focus on planting dates, fertilization, termination dates, and equipment modifications to facilitate successful adoption of conservation systems with high residue cover crops in the Southeast.