Quantification of soil redistribution in cultivated fields using caesium-137, Outlook, Saskatchewan

Sutherland, R.A.; Jong, E. de

Catena, Suppl 17: 177-193


Accession: 002200476

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In the Chernozemic Dark Brown soil zone, an uneroded native grassland site, a site cultivated since at least the 1940s, and a site cultivated since 1979, were sampled for 137Cs in 1988. The sites were nearly level (slopes < 1%). Transect sampling indicated that the net trimean erosion rates ranged from 2.1 to 7.5 t/ha annually for the 1979 field and the 1940s field, respectively. This represents mainly wind erosion.