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Conservation tillage: perceived and actual use

By: Dickey, E.C.
Contributor(s): Brown, L.A [coaut.] | Dolesh, B.J [coaut.] | Jasa, P.J [coaut.] | Rockwell, S.K [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1987Subject(s): Equipment | Erosion control | Evaluation | Innovation adoption | Soil conservation | Tillage AGROVOC In: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation v. 42, no. 6, p. 431-434615060Summary: A mail survey of farmers in Nebraska showed their perceived use of conservation tillage was about 55%. However, using the 30% residue cover criterion that the Conservation Tillage Information Center uses to define conservation tillage, a field survey of seven counties in 1984 showed that actual use of conservation tillage was less than 5%. Fewer than 20% of the producers surveyed had more than 20% residue cover remaining after tillage and planting. The field survey also showed disk tillage systems were used by almost 70% of the producers. The moldboard plow was used by only 15% of the producers, thus creating an impression that conservation tillage hadCollection: Reprints Collection
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A mail survey of farmers in Nebraska showed their perceived use of conservation tillage was about 55%. However, using the 30% residue cover criterion that the Conservation Tillage Information Center uses to define conservation tillage, a field survey of seven counties in 1984 showed that actual use of conservation tillage was less than 5%. Fewer than 20% of the producers surveyed had more than 20% residue cover remaining after tillage and planting. The field survey also showed disk tillage systems were used by almost 70% of the producers. The moldboard plow was used by only 15% of the producers, thus creating an impression that conservation tillage had

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