This book describes concepts, value judgments and background information on the expanding conservation tillage practices in the United States and provides a technical appraisal of the state of the art. Still, much remains to be learned about the agronomic, agricultural engineering and environmental parameters; and it is hoped that the inormation herein presented will stimulate further research toward a more integrated apporach to conversation tillage practices.
Table of Contents
1. Historical Equipment Development, Crop Management, and Soil Systems 2. Control of Weeds, Insects and Plant Diseases 3. The Economics and Energy Requirements for Selected Conservation Tillage Crop Systems 4. Conservation Tillage- Environmental. Public Policy, and Sociological Considerations