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Compaction as a Factor in Soil Conservation
- Free, George R.
- Soil Science Society of America journal 1953 v.17 no.1 pp. 68-70
- crop management, permeability, plows, rain, runoff, soil, soil compaction, soil conservation, traffic, New York
- The results of recent studies in New York of soil compaction as related to infiltration and percolation of water are presented and discussed. By using treatments affecting the amount of surface compaction occurring under natural rainfall, the ratio of infiltration to runoff for one soil was varied over a range of 300 to 600%. Compaction and permeability of another soil within and below plow depth was shown to be related to traffic and other factors of soil and crop management. Some of the broad aspects of the soil compaction problem are discussed.