Cover Cropping and Strip Tillage to Improve Crop Performance and Food Safety in Muskmelon Production

dc.contributor.author Nair, Ajay
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Angela
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Angela
dc.contributor.author Lawson, Vincent
dc.date 2018-02-13T11:03:19.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:47:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:47:14Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.embargo 2013-05-15
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>There is a growing interest among growers to utilize production techniques that reduce soil erosion, minimize nutrient leaching, suppress weed emergence, and build soil quality and organic matter. Cover crops are now being widely used by both conventional and organic growers to accomplish these tasks and also to maintain high soil fertility. Cover crops have a profound impact on soil quality by adding to the soil organic matter pool, enhancing soil structure and fertility, improving soil water holding capacity, reducing the loss of nutrients and sediments in surface run-off, and suppressing weed populations. Additional benefits from cover crops include reduction of insect and disease spread, enhanced microbiological attack of soil pathogens, increase in soil microbial biomass, and biological activity.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/farms_reports/1933/
dc.identifier.articleid 2928
dc.identifier.contextkey 4145938
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dc.identifier.submissionpath farms_reports/1933
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/35771
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries RFR A1213
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Food Science
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.disciplines Human and Clinical Nutrition
dc.subject.keywords RFR A1213
dc.subject.keywords Horticulture
dc.subject.keywords Food Science and Human Nutrition
dc.title Cover Cropping and Strip Tillage to Improve Crop Performance and Food Safety in Muskmelon Production
dc.type article
dc.type.genre muscatine_island_farm
dspace.entity.type Publication
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