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conventional tillage

Definition:
The traditional method of farming in which soil is prepared for planting by completely inverting it with a moldboard plow. Subsequent working of the soil with other implements is usually performed to smooth the soil surface. Bare soil is exposed to the weather for some varying length of time depending on soil and climatic conditions.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • conventional till
  • inversion tillage
  • clean-till
  • clean tillage
  • conventional-till
  • clean till
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/26762
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2014-11-13