Tillage Best Management Practices for the Minnesota River Basin Based on Soils, Landscape, Climate, Crops, and Economics

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

This bulletin is a compilation of 6 publications that examine pollution of the Minnesota River by suspended solids (largely sediment) and other pollutants that result from agricultural runoff. Explains the economic and environmental impact of various tillage practices. Included are "Description of the Minnesota River Basin and General Recommendations of Residue Management Systems for Sediment Control," "Sediment Problems and Solutions for the Minnesota River," "Tillage Best Management Practices for Corn-Soybean Rotations in the Minnesota River Basin," "Tillage Best Management Practices for Continuous Corn in the Minnesota River Basin," Tillage Best Management Practices for Small Grain Production in the Upper Minnesota River Basin," and "Economic Comparison of Incremental Changes in Tillage Systems in the Minnesota River Basin." For farmers, pollution control personnel, soil and water conservation district personnel, vo-ag teachers and their students and extension educators.

Author: 
J.F. Moncrief, S.D. Evans, G.W. Randall, N.B. Senjem, W.E. Lueschen, K.D. Olson
Topic Areas: 
Agriculture
Pollution Prevention
Resource Management
Rivers
Target Audience: 
Producer / Landowner
Grades 10-12
Government
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
Southwest
Central
Pages/Length: 
47 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1996
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$5.00 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6797). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
BU-6644-SEEK
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