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Crop residues—I. How much can be safely harvested?

Ho, G.E.ORCID: 0000-0001-9190-8812 (1985) Crop residues—I. How much can be safely harvested? Biomass, 7 (1). pp. 47-57.

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It is suggested that more crop residues can be harvested than currently thought possible wihout causing soil erosion problems. Leaving crop residues in the field is only one of several agronomic and engineering practices available for controlling soil erosion. It is estimated that up to two-thirds of crop residues in New York State can be harvested without causing soil erosion provided sound agronomic and engineering practices are implemented.

It is suggested that when large-scale residues harvesting is implemented it is used as a vehicle for ensuring that soil erosion control is carried out by farmers. The resulting scenario, though highly speculative, may overcome the difficulty associated with present residue and soil erosion management.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: Applied Science Publishers
Publisher's Website: © 1985 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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