From the beginnings of Kentucky Agriculture, soil erosion and related losses in productivity have been major problems for Kentucky farmers. Improved soil conservation practices during the past forty years have been especially significant in the recovery and progress of our agricultural industry. No-tillage methods for crop production, which were pioneered in Kentucky, have proven useful in controlling erosion and holding production at high levels. During recent years, the marketplace has strongly encouraged grain production, with the unfortunate effect that many Kentucky hillsides have been returned to grain production without sufficient erosion control measures. This report describes innovations in use of no-tillage and other conservation practices to develop a system of grain production for sloping land, thus enabling increased income, and nearly eliminating erosion at the same time.
Wells, Kenneth L.; Vaught, H. C.; Bitzer, Morris J.; and Russell, M. W., "A Cropping System for Intensive Grain Production on Sloping Land" (1980). Agronomy Notes. 91.