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Crop Residue Management and Tillage System Trends

by Carmen Sandretto

Statistical Bulletin No. (SB-930) 1 pp, August 1996

Conservation tillage was used on more than 99 million acres in 1994, about 35 percent of U.S. planted crop area. Five years earlier, the total conservation-tilled acreage was 72 million. Besides conserving soil, crop residue management practices also cut production costs on many farms, according to this report.

Keywords: agricultural economics, conservation tillage

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Last updated: Friday, March 01, 2013

For more information contact: Carmen Sandretto