Soil erosion in Iowa

dc.contributor.author Eastman, E.
dc.contributor.author Glass, J.
dc.contributor.department Extension and Experiment Station Publications
dc.date 2018-02-18T19:41:42.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T00:55:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T00:55:45Z
dc.date.embargo 2017-08-10
dc.date.issued 2017-08-10
dc.description.abstract <p>Soil erosion is the carrying away of soil thru the free movement of water over the surface of the land. If all the rain falling on the soil were absorbed, erosion could not occur. But the precipitation is sometimes so rapid and so great and such a small portion is taken up by the soil, that many cultivated fields are subject to extensive losses by the washing action of water. Bare bluffs and hillsides are particularly in danger of erosion and gullies formed in such locations may extend for miles and render large areas partially or wholly unfit for cultivation.</p> <p>Loess soils are apt to be injured by erosion when the topography is hilly or rough and it is these soils which are affected to the greatest extent in Iowa. Large acreages in the Missouri loess, the Mississippi loess and the Southern Iowa loess soil areas are frequently rendered untillable or even entirely useless because of excessive erosion. The adoption of proper methods of preventing or controlling the washing away of valuable land is therefore important.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.title Soil erosion in Iowa
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