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conservation tillage
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F Plant Science and Plant Products
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Any of several farming methods that provide for seed germination, plant growth, and weed control yet maintain effective ground cover throughout the year and disturb the soil as little as possible. The aim is to reduce soil loss and energy use while maintaining crop yields and quality. No-till is the most restrictive (soil-conserving) form of conservation tillage. Other practices include ridge-till, strip-till, and mulch-till.
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Agriculture Fact Book, USDA
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minimum tillage
reduced tillage
ridge tillage
strip tillage
stubble tillage
Related Term
agricultural conservation practice
conservation practices
soil conservation
labranza de conservación
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