Tillage erosion on slopes with soil conservation structures in the Ethiopian highlands

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2000
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Elsevier
Abstract

This study assesses soil translocation caused by ox-drawn and plough tillage in the highlands of Ethiopia, quantifying rates of soil translocation, erosion, and deposition from tillage. The study sites were chosen to cover a range of slopes using stone bunds for soil conservation. The factors controlling tillage erosion are analyzed and the relative contributions of water and tillage erosion are determined.

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Traditional farming, Soil erosion, Soil conservation, Conservation tillage, Ard plough, Colluviation, Ethiopia, Tillage erosion, Field Scale
Citation
Soil and Tillage Research 57(3): 115-127