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E. Habibi, M. A. Asoodar, B. Khalil Mogaddam. Short-Term Impacts of Minimum Tillage on Soil Structure Stability in Northern Khuzestan . jwss 2014; 18 (67) :357-367
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Extensive tillage leads to the degradation of soil structure and aggregate stability. The effects of three different tillage implements including (combination tillage, chisel packer and disk), three levels of soil water content including (0.5, 0.7 and 0.9 plastic limit), three working speeds including (6, 8 and 10 km/hr) and two soil textures including (loam and silty clay loam soils) were studied. The study was carried out in Khuzestan Ramin Agriculture and Natural Resources University, in 2011. Soil aggregate mean weight diameter (MWD), geometric mean diameter (GMD) as determined by wet sieving method and soil surface roughness (SSR) were measured. Results showed that chisel packer with 0.744 mm MWD produced largest soil aggregates in both soils because of using narrow blade and shanks and small rake angles compared to other tillage treatments. Soil aggregate size was shown larger than other tillage treatments where chisel packer was employed but it was not suitable because of deep furrow shapes. Combination tillage was able to make a better soil condition to be used for seeding where the experiment was conducted.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2012/02/28 | Accepted: 2013/10/30 | Published: 2014/06/16

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