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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: SOIL STRENGTH WITHIN AND AMONG DEEP TILLAGE TREATMENTS IN A COASTAL PLAIN SOIL)

Author
item Busscher, Warren
item Strickland, Ernest - Ernie
item Bauer, Philip - Phil
item Frederick, J.

Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Citation:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: We evaluated cone indices for a double-cropped, deep-tilled management system in large field plots. Soybean and wheat were drilled in 20-cm row widths using disked or no surface tillage and paratilled or no deep tillage with an extra set of deep-tilled treatments rotated with in-row subsoiled corn. Cone index was higher for soils with shallower B horizons. As a result of plant growth and drier soil, cone index was higher for subsoiled than paratilled treatments. When compared to non-disked treatments, disked treatments had equal or higher mean profile cone indices even if treatments were deep tilled. Deep tillage with a subsoiler or a paratill does not completely relieve compaction by previous surface tillage with a disk harrow.

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