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  1. Vol. 57 No. 1, p. 49-51
    Received: May 28, 1964

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Performance of Tillage Implements in a Stubble Mulch System. II. Effects on Soil Cloddiness1

  1. N. P. Woodruff2,
  2. C. R. Fenster3,
  3. W. S. Chepil2 and
  4. F. H. Siddoway2



Under field conditions, effects of stubble mulch tillage implements on soil cloddiness varied widely from year to year. During initial tillage, 2-inch chisels, 32-inch sweeps, and a one-way disk operated 4 inches deep produced a more cloddy soil surface than a rodweeder with shovels, an 8-foot V-sweep, or a one-way disk operated 2 inches deep. During subsequent tillage, a given implement increased or decreased cloddiness depending on type of previous tillage and soil moisture at time of tillage.

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