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Tillage Study Tables and Charts - WLEB

Table 1 - Western Lake Erie Basin Watershed Tillage Systems For the 3 Major Crops

This data represents the five year averages of the individual year’s data. Data is for the three major crops which accounts for the predominant cultivated acres in the watershed. Data is based on the long term average cropland in the watershed and not adjusted for minor year to year changes in amount of acres actually planted.

  Corn Soybeans Wheat Total

Five Year Average Acres - 2006 - 2010

Mulch Till Average Acres 133,098 139,203 23,201 295,501
No Till Average Acres 210,636 979,917 303,438 1,493,991
Conventional Till Average Acres 746,690 414,557 101,960 1,263,207
Total 1,090,424 1,533,676 428,599 3,052,700

Five Year Average Percentages - 2006 - 2010

Mulch Till Average Percent 4.4% 4.6% 0.8% 9.7%
No Till Average Percent 6.9% 32.1% 9.9% 48.9%
Conventional Till Average Percent 24.5% 13.6% 3.3% 41.4%
Total Crop Percent 35.7% 50.2% 14.0% 100.0%
Data Based on Conservation Tillage Transect Routes over the Maumee, Cedar-Toussaint-Portage Watersheds including Lake Erie Direct Discharge from Toledo to Port Clinton. Data includes Indiana and Michigan Portions of the Watershed.