Soil erosion estimates get high-tech update

Perry, Ann
April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/27/2012, p16
The article reports that scientists from the Agricultural Research Service are planning to release an updated version of the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). The equation was developed by scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is used by farmers to estimate losses from soil erosion. The updated version of the USLE will reportedly integrate models that were developed using computer technology. It will also include an updated soils database and findings about erosion.


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