Conservation agriculture: To till or not to till?

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2006
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Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
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This presentation emphasizes the need for no-till crop farming in areas such as the Dust Bowl, which includes New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, because of the problems associated with soil disruption. No-till systems are increasingly being adopted because of the benefits to soil fertility, pest management, weed management, and reduction of loose top soil and erosion. This presentation includes statistics of the no-till adoption rates from 1994-2004 in the U.S. and in 2001 for all continents.

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Conservation agriculture, Soil erosion, Soil management, Soil fertility, Conservation strategy, Conservation tillage, Tennessee, Strip cropping, Dust bowl, No-till, Contour plowing, Terraces, Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
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