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Conservation tillage in soybean and corn in the South Carolina Coastal Plain

Sojka, R.E. and Busscher, W.J. (1989) Conservation tillage in soybean and corn in the South Carolina Coastal Plain. pp. 46-48. In: Proc. of Southern Conservation Tillage Conference. USA-FL-Talahassee, 1989.

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Numerous variations of conservation tillage (CT) systems have been
adopted for soybean, corn and double-crop wheat grown on Coastal
Plain Ultisols. A systematic investigation of the effect of these variations
in cultural practices on yields was needed. A long term tillage study was
established in Florence, SC to study these variations in conservation
tillage systems. Soybean yields were favored by CT but were reduced by
drilling. Burning of double-crop residues showed no yield advantage.
Corn yields were slightly reduced by conservation tillage systems in
which residues were left standing at planting. Double-crop yields were
greatly increased by deep primary tillage. Double-cropped wheat and
reduced operations with CT in soybean increased cash returns. However,
caution is still in order when considering CT for corn in the Coastal

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0701
Additional Information: **A.K.A NWISRL PUBLICATION 701a**
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Bean / dry bean
Irrigated crops > Corn / maize
Soil > Tillage
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 18:01
Item ID: 895