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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Factors Affecting Use of Minimum Tillage for Corn1


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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 447-451
    Received: Dec 21, 1961

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  1. D. M. Van Doren Jr. and
  2. Gordon J. Ryder2



Use of minimum tillage resulted in an average of 4.8 bushels per acre more corn than use of conventional tillage. Low yield levels and low rainfall combined with high degrees of land slope tended to increase this difference. Weed control practices, conventional seedbed preparation, soil surface texture and internal drainage, and previous crop had no effect on the yield difference between the tillage systems.

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