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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 419-420
     
    Received: Dec 26, 1961
    Published: Sept, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1962.00021962005400050014x

Effect of Rye Winter Cover Crop on Soil Structure1

  1. R. E. Benoit,
  2. N. A. Willits and
  3. W. J. Hanna2

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The roots of a rye cover crop were primarily responsible for an improved physical condition of a Nixon sandy loam. Organic matter additions consisting only of the rye top growth had no measurable effect. Three years of cover cropping were necessary before any soil physical differences could be measured.

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