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Field 5 History

   

DELTA CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION CENTER

FIELD 5

FIELD ACRES: 41.6                     SOIL TYPE: SHARKEY                                    

HISTORY

  • 2001:  Land leveled; Irrigation well installed; Excessive weed pressure;

  • 2002:  Corn

  • 2003:  Cotton

  • 2004:  Cotton

  • 2005:  Cotton

  • 2006:  Cotton

  • 2007:  Cotton

  • 2008:  Corn

  • 2009:  Soybeans

  • 2010:  Corn

  • 2011:  Soybeans

  • 2012:  Soybeans

  • 2012:  Double crop Wheat followed by Soybeans

COMMENTS

 2002 2011: No-till furrow irrigated and has 38 rows.

Spring and fall of 2011:  middle buster, row conditioning (harrow) used.  Middle buster, paratilled and bedded.

Conservation Plan for the field is crop rotation; crop residue, nematode study and irrigation water mgt.

Conservation demonstrated: (1) Crop rotation impact on nematodes (2) Irrigation water mgt. (3) Runoff monitoring to show reduction in sediment loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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