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Topographic Position Effects on Soil Water and Wheat Yields on Reclaimed Minelands

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dc.contributor.author Schroeder, S. A.
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Topographic Position Effects on Soil Water and Wheat Yields on Reclaimed Minelands en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 48, no. 05, pgs. 03-05 en_US
dc.description North Dakota is a semi-arid area. Agriculture and high yields are dependent upon the amount of water available to growing plants. Available soil water at planting time along with growing season precipitation are both correlated with yields especially with those of small grains. The topography of growing contexts especially reclaimed mine areas affects the redistribution of water amongst landscape positions. Run-off of precipitation as well as saturated and unsaturated flow in the soil in soil profiles result in uneven distribution of available water in landscapes. Mining activities disrupt normal water collection and distribution activities. The soil depth may be altered as well. Regulations in North Dakota require that land disturbed by mining activities be reclaimed to productivity rates equal to or better than those prior to mining. In this writing, two reclaimed mining areas were studied. The two reclaimed areas displayed significant topographic position effects on available water resources at planting times and at wheat yields.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T21:41:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T21:41:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9578
dc.date 1991 en_US
dc.subject Mining en_US
dc.subject Land restoration en_US
dc.subject Soil water en_US
dc.subject Wheat en_US

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