Conservation Tillage in Temperate Agroecosystems

M.R. Carter

July 13, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9781138505995 - CAT# K39561
Series: CRC Press Revivals

USD$260.00

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Features

  • Serves as an excellent introduction to conservation tillage and how conservation tillage can play an important role in maintaining environmental quality
  • Examines soil types, climatic factors, and biological constraints, and explains their relationship in successful adoption of agricultural tillage practices
  • Discusses trends in reduced tillage practice and research, and the role of conservation tillage in sustainable agriculture
  • Presents a myriad of informative figures, graphs, tables, and photos, and contains more than 1,200 literature citations
  • Summary

    In this invaluable book, leading agronomic researchers provide in-depth reviews of present conservation tillage practices in a wide variety of temperate agroecosystems. Each chapter characterizes how conservation tillage has been developed and adapted or modified to fit specific environments, with the chapters divided into the following climate regions: Cool Humid, Cool Humid to Warm Humid, Warm Humid, and Sub-Humid to Semi-Arid Continental. Each chapter also discusses important topics such as weed problems, crop rotation, fertilizer requirements, soil properties and processes, soil erosion, soil chemistry, soil physics, and environmental issues. A perfect working reference, this resource provides a synthesis of existing research and practices and shows how soil, climatic, and biological constraints can be overcome or circumvented.

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