No-tillage and conservation agriculture: A progress report
MetadataShow full item record
This report describes the mindset change that needs to take place in order to shift from conventional farming to conservation agriculture. The author starts with a brief history of reduced tillage and no-tillage farming systems and the move toward conservation agriculture. Constraints and limitations of the adoption of conservation agriculture are explained, along with examples of how they have been overcome. Information regarding the status of conservation agriculture in various countries around the world is displayed with graphs and figures. The main regions that currently practice no-tillage farming are Latin America, the United States, Canada, and Australia, for a total of approximately 95 million ha worldwide. The report continues to talk about why conservation agriculture has been so successful in Latin America and how the rest of the world can learn from their experience. It is also stressed that long-term no-tillage is much more effective than short-term no-tillage because long-term no-tillage allows the soil to reach its optimal potential. In conclusion, the most important way to spread conservation agriculture is to disseminate information about its success in providing low-cost quality food and protecting the environment. [summary by the record creator]
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Developing optimum level of soil nutrient management for maize in conservation agriculture production system (CAPS) Mercado, Agustin R., Jr.; Edralin, Don Immanuel; Arcinal, Gil A.; Reyes, Manuel R. (2014)Maie is the main staple crop in the conservation agriculture production system in this acid upland soil where it is traditionally grown twice a year. Appropriate fertility management is important so that optimum yield and ...
Harsch, E.; Philipose, L.; Munyakho, D.; Munyakho, S.; Sawadogo, J.M.; Sawadogo, M. (1995)A collection of seven papers examining the action of a number of communities throughout Africa to halt environmental degradation and conserve their local environmental resources. The first paper (Harsch, pp.2-7,40) examines ...
Ferraro, Paul J.; Pattanayak, S.K. (2006)For far too long, conservation scientists and practitioners have depended on intuition and anecdote to guide the design of conservation investments. If we want to ensure that our limited resources make a difference, we ...