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Effect of conservation tillage on the soil properties and corn yield

Authors: S. Afzalinia, A. Karami, M. Talati and S. Alavimanesh
Description: In this research, the effect of conservation tillage on the soil properties, corn yield, and corn yield components was evaluated. Three different treatments including conventional tillage, minimum tillage, and no tillage were considered in this study in the form of a complete block experimental design with four replications. Parameters such as soil moisture content, soil bulk density, soil infiltration rate, soil surface temperature, corn yield, and corn yield components were measured to compare the tillage methods. Data collected from this research were analyzed using SAS software, and Duncan multiple range tests was used to compare the treatments means. Results showed that no tillage increased the soil moisture retention compared to the conventional tillage method but the soil bulk density was not increased in the no tillage method. Conservation tillage also reduced the soil surface temperature and corn yield comparing with the conventional tillage method.
Keywords: minimum tillage; no tillage; conventional tillage; soil properties, corn yield
Technical field: Soil and Water Systems Engineering
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2011 Annual Conference, Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Mb. 10-13 July 2011
Citation: S. Afzalinia, A. Karami, M. Talati and S. Alavimanesh. 2013. Effect of conservation tillage on the soil properties and corn yield. CSBE/SCGAB 2011 Annual Conference, Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Mb. 10-13 July 2011
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Date: 2011-07
Publication type:
  • Conference Proceeding
Type: Text.Article
Format: PDF
Identifier: CSBE11204
Coverage: Canada
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Located in: AGM Winnipeg 2011

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