No Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agric

No Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agric

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 26mm | 938.95g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1845931165
  • 9781845931162
  • 2,614,163

Table of contents

1: The 'What' and 'Why' of no-tillage farming, C J Baker and K E Saxton
2: The benefits of no-tillage, D R Reicosky and K E Saxton
3: The nature of risk in no-tillage, C J Baker, W (Bill) R Ritchie and K E Saxton
4: Seeding openers and slot shape, C J Baker
5: The role of slot cover, C J Baker
6: Drilling into dry soils, C J Baker
7: Drilling into wet soils, C J Baker
8: Seed depth, placement and metering, C J Baker and K E Saxton
9: Fertilizer placement, C J Baker
10: Residue handling, C J Baker, F Ribeiro, Instito Agronomico do Parana (IAPAR), Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil and K E Saxton
11: Comparing surface disturbance and low-disturbance disc openers, C J Baker
12: No-tillage for forage production, C J Baker, W (Bill) and R Ritchie
13: No-tillage drill and planter design - large-scale machines, C J Baker
14: No-tillage drill and planter design - small-scale machines, F Ribeiro, S E Justice, P Hobbs and C J Baker
15: Managing a no-tillage seeding system, W (Bill) R Ritchie and C J Baker
16: Controlled traffic farming as a complementary practice to no-tillage, W C T Chamen
17: Reduced environmental emissions and carbon sequestration, D C Reicosk and K E Saxton
18: Some economic comparisons, C J Baker
19: Procedures for development and technology transfer, C J Baker"
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