Recent changes in the Conservation Compliance Plans for farmers shows the need for improved information on the effective management of crop residues. Residue management requires an understanding of the crop, soil, and climate in which the farming system is located. In this volume, the strategies for effective residue management are described for each region of the country to provide a comparison of the regional differences. The chapters not only describe the knowledge in each region but also suggest some of the needed areas of research required to develop an improved understanding of the processes involved in effective residue management.
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1 .Residue Management Strategies-Pacific Northwest R.I. Papendick and D.K. McCool 2. Crop Residue Management Strategies for the Midwest D.R. Griffith and N.C. Wollenhaupt 3. Residue Management Strategies-Great Plains P.W. Unger 4. Residue Management Strategies for the Southeast R.L. Blevins, W.W. Frye, M.G. Wagger, and D.D. Tyler 5. Residue Management Strategies in the Northeast J.K. Radke and C.W. Honeycutt 6. Concepts of Residue Management: Infiltration, Runoff, and Erosion G.W. Langdale, E.E. Alberts, R.R. Bruce, W.M. Edwards, and K.C. McGregor 7. Cover Crops and Rotations D.W. Reeves 8. Pest Management and Crop Residues F. Forcella, D.D. Buhler, and M.E. McGiffen 9. Crop Residue Management: Soil, Crop, Climate Interactions D.C. Reicosky