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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Plant Science

First Advisor

Tom E. Schumacher


The effects of ten years of grass/sod management on soil physical properties are likely to be changed when cropping is resumed. The reasons for evaluating tillage systems are to determine the extent and timing of the changes on soil physical properties after long-term grass management and relate this to possible changes in productivity (Hill, 1990). The objectives of this research are: 1) to determine the effects of tillage systems on productivity in an eroded landscape after long term grass management; and 2) to relate soil productivity to soil properties in an eroded landscape.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil productivity
Soil erosion
Soil conservation projects




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