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Conservation Tillage Systems and Management

Crop Residue Management with No-till, Ridge-till, Mulch-till, and Strip-till

This resource book is filled with a wealth of information relating to conservation tillage systems and how to manage them. Helpful to producers who are investigating conservation tillage – contemplating its long-range issues – and looking for assistance for selecting equipment.

Topics include:
  • Tillage benefits and tillage system definitions
  • Wind and water erosion
  • Crop residue and irrigation water management
  • Residue management oat harvest
  • Estimating residue cover
  • Crop response to tillage systems
  • Costs and returns
  • Soil compaction
  • Controlled traffic
  • Water quality
  • Converting CRP to crop production
  • Integrated crop management
  • Cover crop management in cotton
  • Nutrient and weed management
  • Insect and disease management
  • Rodent damage control
  • Site-specific crop management
  • Tillage system selection and equipment descriptions
  • Fall strip-tillage systems
  • No-till and ridge-till planting equipment
  • No-till drills
  • Crop cultivators
  • Pesticide application equipment

Pages / Length: 270
Publication Date: 01/2000
Available Inventory: 15


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