soil bank

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land retired from crop cultivation and planted with soil-building crops

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Table 1), (ii) most of these two taxa were skeletally immature individuals (Lyman et al, 2001 ; Lyman, 2012), and (iii) the difference between the agricultural sample and the soil bank sample involved a shift from deer mice as the most abundant taxon in the former to voles in the latter (Lyman, 2012).
CRP, with some tweaking, is essentially the same program as the Soil Bank.
This boom lasted about eight years, as the Soil Bank was short-lived, haying programs were authorized, and a blizzard hit South Dakota in 1966.
They called the program Soil Bank, and at its height in the early 1960s, it idled more than 28 million acres of farm ground.
Only a small percentage of the weed seeds in the soil bank will normally germinate in any given year.
A single, robust plant was spotted on a somewhat disturbed soil bank, and we postulated that it was a Lindmania due to spineless leaf margins (though some Lindmania are lightly armed) and the relatively broad, numerous leaves.
280) that he believes are vital to our future: (1) the current unusually stable interglacial period, (2) our great soil bank of nutrients, (3) our great energy bank of fossil fuels, (4) the enormous growth of human knowledge, and (5) the tremendous extension of medical knowledge and public health management.
A germination test of three treatments, namely control from plants, seeds from soil bank, and undamaged seeds from feces, was carried out with n = 135 for each treatment.
He said a soil bank had been erected to try and stop the noise carrying to houses.
Organic amendments--compost and rotted manure, for example--fatten up the soil bank.
The early Soil Bank programs made no provision for permanent conservation practices.
In 1956, the federal government--through the Federal Conservation Reserve--began the Soil Bank program.
During that time, the government has always controlled agriculture to some degree, with the soil bank, set-asides, subsidies, incentives, land-use laws, quotas, etc.
It surpasses the Soil Bank of the 1950s, and if restrictions are eased to allow additions acreage to qualify, the program will be further enhanced.
There is little doubt that those acres would have been plowed and cowed, just as happened when the Soil Bank expired in the 1960s.
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