University of Maryland Extension

C Factor

Q. One of my producers does not know which of several crops he will plant next year. What should I use to determine the C factor? The most erosive crop? The average of all possible crops he may grow?

A. If a producer does not know which of several crops he will grow, choose the most erosive possibility. The producer should be advised that choosing the most likely crop could work in his favor. (Source: Mickey Shockley, USDA, NRCS)

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