This book is a much-expanded and updated edition of a previous volume, published in 1996 as qqNo-tillage Seeding: Science and Practiceqq. 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:Am soil carbon and how its retention or sequestration.Soil organic matter is particularly dynamic, with inputs of plant materials and losses by decomposition. ... Chemical developments in recent decades have made great strides in their effectiveness, environmental friendliness and economic feasibility. Supplemental techniques of mowing, rolling and crushing without soil disturbance are showing significant promise to ... health and pest problems are not likely to be avoided but may well shift to new varieties and species with the change inanbsp;...
|Title||:||No-tillage Seeding in Co...|
|Author||:||Baker et al.|
|Publisher||:||CABI - 2006|