Tillage for Sustainable Cropping

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 6, 2002 - Science - 195 pages
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Examine the past, present, and future of this vital aspect of agricultural production!

Tillage for Sustainable Cropping is a state-of-the-art examination of diverse tillage systems and tillage-induced edaphic changes (and their implications for soil productivity and the environment). It provides a rational framework for tillage systems that takes into consideration soil and climatic characteristics and the availability of other edaphic inputs.

In Tillage for Sustainable Cropping, you?ll find ways to adapt tillage practices to production systems worldwide and an explanation of the edaphic needs of crop plants. You?ll also take an incisive look at the demographic trends that illustrate the ever-more urgent need for greater emphasis on tillage techniques.

This well-referenced volume also examines soil sustainability in terms of:
  • pollution and greenhouse gases
  • water contamination
  • growing production demands, and
  • soil degradation

    In addition, Tillage for Sustainable Cropping looks at the way various crops have responded to suggested tillage techniques in relation to:
  • weed growth
  • root growth
  • crop yields
  • and more!

    Tillage for Sustainable Cropping provides agricultural professionals, students, and educators with the rationale behind current techniques and explores what the future demands of this segment of the world?s most vital industry.

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