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USLE “C” Values for Louisiana Sugarcane

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  072045.(doi:10.13031/2013.22933)
Authors:   Richard Lee Bengtson, H Magdi Selim
Keywords:   Soil erosion, rainfall, sugarcane, USLE

USLE cropping and management “C” values were calculated by crop stages for Louisiana sugarcane. Actual soil loss and rainfall erosion index records were used in the calculations of the “C” values. The annual “C” value is 0.104. The annual variation is from 0.150 during the first quarter to 0.036 for the fourth quarter. Conservationists can use these “C” values to assign design values for conservation cropping management practices in the Universal Soil Loss Equation.

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