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Home  >  Field Crops  >   Conservation Tillage (Summary)

Conservation Tillage



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By Preston Sullivan

Published: 2003

Updated: 2003

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Introduction

Conservation tillage refers to a number of strategies and techniques for establishing crops in the previous crop's residues, which are purposely left on the soil surface. The principal benefits of conservation tillage are improved water conservation and the reduction of soil erosion. Additional potential benefits include reduced fuel consumption, planting and harvesting flexibility, reduced labor requirements, and improved soil tilth. Two of the most common conservation tillage systems, ridge tillage and no-till, are discussed.

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