Assessing erosion on U.S. cropland: Land management and physical features

Bills. , N.L. and Heimlich, R.E. (1984) Assessing erosion on U.S. cropland: Land management and physical features. Project Report. Natural Resource Economics Division, Washington.

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The taxonomy of soil erosion presented here delineates land resources with high potential for erosion control. More than one-third of U.S. cropland is inherently nonerosive under all management regimes, about half requires conservation management to keep soil loss within tolerable limits, and the remaining 8 percent is so erosive that acceptable soil loss rates cannot be achieved under intensive cultivationtNationally, no statistically important relationships were found between characteristics of farm owner-operators and erosiveness of cropland

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil erosion, landowners, erosivity, erosion potential, conservation, management, rainfall erosion
Author Affiliation: Natural Resource Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S.
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 04:49
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 04:49

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