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No-Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture C.J. Baker

No-Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture

C.J. Baker

Published November 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781845931162
326 pages
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 About the Book 

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