Impacts of conservation tillage on water quality and soil health characteristics under furrow irrigation
Furrow irrigation-induced sediment and nutrient loss continues to be a serious problem in the Western States of the US. Sediment and nutrients in runoff can eventually be discharged into streams and rivers impairing water quality, causing adverse effects on the environment and reducing soil productivity over time. Continuous intensive tillage along with excessive sediment and nutrient loss ultimately lead to the degradation of soil quality. We hypothesize that conservation tillage under furrow irrigation can reduce the sediment and nutrient losses in surface runoff as well as improve soil quality ...
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