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Plant & Soil Health – Reducing Gully Erosion in Crop Fields

With the intense rains this past season, some areas of the state had considerable gully erosion cutting up the fields, bounced across and made visible at harvest time, especially in soybeans. Some occurred in hailed out fields where there was no crop canopy to absorb the energy of the falling rain. While your first impulse may be to till in the gullies, take a moment to examine why they formed where they did. Were they caused by: Field runoff due to high rainfall rates or a lack of infiltration? Concentrated flows from another area coming into the field? Water [...]

By |December 5, 2014|
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