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5725. Rasmussen, V.P. and R.L. Newhall. 1989. High residue conservation tillage increases soil moisture and profits. IN: Utah Agricultural Statistics, 1989. p. 121-124. Utah Agricultural Statistics Service, Salt Lake City, UT.
Three years of data are reported for several locations comparing a number of consevation tillage and cropping systems. The no-till and chemical fallow were better both for conserving soil and moisture, and generated the highest net returns. The chem fallow conserved about 1-2 inches of soil moisture. Erosion under the no-till chem fallow ranged from 1-5 T/ac compared to 17-30 T/ac with conventional tillage. The study included tests of continuous cropping, but more years are needed to make an economic comparison.

9800. Siddoway, F.H., H.C. McKay, and K.H. Klages. 1956. Dryland tillage: methods and implements.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. 252 Combined Series, Moscow, ID.
Research at Tetonia, ID. High elevation, ave. ann. precip. 13", evenly distributed. 3% SOM. Examined various stubble and tillage treatments. T: yield, soil moisture, soil erosion.

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