USDA research shows that the average annual soil loss potential for soybean cropping is about twice those of corn cropping for all tillage methods.

As Mason County makes comprehensive plans for the future, we must consider Mason County’s topography is dominantly undulating to very steep and is dissected by many small streams.. The next Maysville Mason County Comprehensive Plan should adopt strategies that reflect this topography makes the 11,100 acres of soybeans and 8,400 acres of Corn particularly dangerous for Mason County’s topsoil. 

Erosion after no-till row crops

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