The effect of continuous row-cropping on soil structure measured by bulk density and compaction ratings on Blount and Pewamo soils in Delaware County, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Meter, Donald E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Maddox, Barbara Anne en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:06Z
dc.date.created 1977 en_US
dc.date.issued 1977
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1977 .M32 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181645
dc.description.abstract This thesis examined the effect of continuous row-cropping on soil structure measured by bulk density and compaction ratings. Undisturbed core samples were collected from the selected sample sites to determine the bulk density. Compaction ratings were obtained by using a Proctor Penetrometer. A total of 192 soil samples were collected for this investigation. Comparisons of mean bulk densities, mean compaction ratings, and mean moisture percentages of the surface and Bt horizons of Blount and Pewamo soils in Delaware County, Indiana under three different field conditions: woods (untilled), field cultivated fields (continuous row-cropped), and plowed fields (continuous row-cropped) were made. This was done by calculating F-ratios and Bayesian Least Significant Difference ratios. Pearson's Product Moment Correlation' Coefficients were also calculated between selected parameters of the data. Conclusions drawn from these statistical analysis were discussed.
dc.format.extent vi, 62 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cropping systems -- Indiana -- Delaware County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soil stabilization. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Soils -- Density. en_US
dc.title The effect of continuous row-cropping on soil structure measured by bulk density and compaction ratings on Blount and Pewamo soils in Delaware County, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/316797 en_US


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