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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Effect of Rye Winter Cover Crop on Soil Structure1


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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 419-420
    Received: Dec 26, 1961

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  1. R. E. Benoit,
  2. N. A. Willits and
  3. W. J. Hanna2



The roots of a rye cover crop were primarily responsible for an improved physical condition of a Nixon sandy loam. Organic matter additions consisting only of the rye top growth had no measurable effect. Three years of cover cropping were necessary before any soil physical differences could be measured.

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