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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:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1008366.(doi:10.13031/2013.29614)
Authors:   Richard Lee Bengtson, H Magdi Selim
Keywords:   Rainfall, soil erosion, sugarcane, USLE

USLE cropping and management C values were calculated by crop stages for Louisiana sugarcane. Actual soil loss and rainfall erosion index measurements were used in the calculation of the C values. The annual average C value was 0.090. The crop stage variation was from 0.127 during the first quarter to 0.031 for the fourth quarter. Conservationists use these C values to assign design values for conservation cropping management practices in the Universal Soil Loss Equation.

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