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This document presents the objectives and third-year results of the Field Appraisal of Resource Management Systems (FARMS) study. The principal objectives of FARMS were to study the relationship of crop yields to predicted soil erosion and to simulate the economics of this relationship. Crop management, soils, conservation practices and management, crop yields, soil chemistry, and sociological data were collected. The data analyzed in preparing this report are from the 800 plots sampled in 1982. This report presents statistics for rill and sheet soil erosion, which is estimated by the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and assumed to represent a long term rather than short term effect. The report also presents summary statistics for each of the factors in the USLE: for potato yields and quality, for yields of four other field crops, and for soil nutrient analyses.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
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Hepler, Paul R.; Long, Lauren H.; LaFlamme, Kenneth J.; and Wenderoth, John H.. 1985. B811: Field Appraisal of Resource Management Systems Farms Crop Yield and Quality Relationships with Soil Erosion - 1982. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletins 811.