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USLE “C” Values for Louisiana Sugarcane

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

Citation:  2012 Dallas, Texas, July 29 - August 1, 2012  121336859.(doi:10.13031/2013.41712)
Authors:   Richard Lee Bengtson, H Magdi Selim
Keywords:   Rainfall, soil erosion, sugarcane, USLE

Universal Soil Loss Equation cropping and management C values were calculated by crop stages for Louisiana sugarcane. Measured soil loss and rainfall erosion indices were used in the calculation of the C values. The winter crop stage C value was 0.107. The first quarter was 0.126, second quarter was 0.096, third quarter was 0.047, fourth quarter was 0.031, and the fall crop stage was 0.100. The annual average was 0.084. Conservationist can use these C values to assign design values for conservation cropping management practices in the Universal Soil Loss Equation.

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