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Cropping management using color and color infrared aerial photographsThe Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) is a widely accepted tool for erosion prediction and conservation planning. Solving this equation yields the long-term average annual soil loss that can be expected from rill and inter-rill erosion. In this study, manual interpretation of color and color infrared 70 mm photography at the scale of 1:60,000 is used to determine the cropping management factor in the USLE. Accurate information was collected about plowing practices and crop residue cover (unharvested vegetation) for the winter season on agricultural land in Pheasant Branch Creek watershed in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Document ID
19790054360
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Morgan, K. M. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Morris-Jones, D. R. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Lee, G. B. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Kiefer, R. W. (Wisconsin, University Madison, Wis., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume: 45
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-50-002-127
CONTRACT_GRANT: EPA-G-005139-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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