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Evaluation of tillage demonstration using sediment traps

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dc.contributor.author Graham, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Knight, Gerald
dc.coverage.spatial Avon River Basin
dc.coverage.spatial Stratford
dc.coverage.spatial Ontario
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-05T13:51:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-05T13:51:36Z
dc.date.copyright 1983
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14552
dc.description.abstract In order to demonstrate the erosion rate differentials of conservation tillage compared to conventional tillage, a series of four soil traps were constructed on sloping fields in the upper Avon River basin. On two separate five- acre plots, a moldboard plow was used, which buried the crop residues and exposed the soil surface to sheet and rill erosion. Adjacent plots were plowed with a mulch tiller, which left a greater percentage of residue on or near the surface. This residue gave greater protection against erosion while increasing infiltration of runoff. Soil collected from the moldboard-tilled plots versus the mulch-tilled plots revealed an average 5:1 soil loss ratio, with greater differences following intense periods of rainfall.
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of the Environment
dc.format pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical report R-14, Rural Sub-Committee, SAREMP
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.uri https://www.ontario.ca/page/copyright-information-c-queens-printer-ontario
dc.subject river
dc.subject water quality
dc.subject tillage
dc.subject conservation tillage
dc.subject soil traps
dc.subject soil loss
dc.subject crop residue
dc.title Evaluation of tillage demonstration using sediment traps
dc.type Technical report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Rural Sub-Committee, Stratford-Avon River Environmental Management Project


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