University of Maryland Extension

Strip Cropped Fields

Q. I have a strip cropped field that has been treated as two management units (a management unit for the corn strips and a management unit for the grass strips). It is however all one field. Can I generate the soil loss on the whole field and the PSI on the two management units?

A. Absolutely. RUSLE was designed to be used for the field or system, not each strip. If the strips are different management units, the PSI must be done on each management unit.

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