No Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture Edition 2

Hardback
November 2006
9781845931162
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    30th November 2006
  • ISBN 9781845931162
  • Language English
  • Pages 352 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
$215.30

This book is a much-expanded and updated edition of a previous volume, published in 1996 as No-tillage Seeding: Science and Practice. The base objective remains to describe, in lay terms, a range of international experiments designed to examine the causes of successes and failures in no-tillage. The book summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of no tillage. It highlights the pros and cons of a range of features and options, without promoting any particular product.

Topics added or covered in more detail in the second edition include:
soil carbon and how its retention or sequestration interacts with tillage and no-tillage
controlled traffic farming as an adjunct to no-tillage
comparison of the performance of generic no-tillage opener designs
the role of banding fertilizer in no-tillage
the economics of no-tillage
small-scale equipment used by poorer farmers
forage cropping by no-tillage
a method for risk assessment of different levels of machine sophistication

Co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

C J  Baker

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K E  Saxton

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W R  Ritchie

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W C T  Chamen

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D C  Reicosky

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F  Ribeiro

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S E  Justice

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