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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sustainable Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains

Location: Central Plains Resources Management Research

Title: Residue management to improve precipitation storage and water use efficiency

item Nielsen, David

Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Successful dryland crop production in semiarid environments is dependent upon efficient storage of precipitation and use of stored soil water supplies. The objectives of this presentation are to: 1. Summarize information regarding the effects of time of year; environmental parameters; residue orientation, cover, and mass; soil type and texture; and tillage on precipitation storage efficiency, and 2. Summarize information regarding the factors influencing precipitation use efficiency.

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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