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Revival: Conservation Tillage in Temperate Agroecosystems (1993)

1st Edition

By M.R. Carter

CRC Press

400 pages

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In this invaluable book, leading agronomic researchers provide in-depth reviews of present conservation tillage practices in a wide variety of temperate agroecosystems. Each chapter characterizes how conservation tillage has been developed and adapted or modified to fit specific environments, with the chapters divided into the following climate regions: Cool Humid, Cool Humid to Warm Humid, Warm Humid, and Sub-Humid to Semi-Arid Continental. Each chapter also discusses important topics such as weed problems, crop rotation, fertilizer requirements, soil properties and processes, soil erosion, soil chemistry, soil physics, and environmental issues. A perfect working reference, this resource provides a synthesis of existing research and practices and shows how soil, climatic, and biological constraints can be overcome or circumvented.

Table of Contents


Strategies to Overcome Impediments to Adoption of Conservation Tillage, M.R. Carter

Humid Micro-Thermal Climates

Trends in Reduced Tillage Research and Practice in Scandinavia, H. Riley, T. Børresen, E. Ekeberg, and T. Rydberg

Tillage Requirements for Annual Crop Production in Eastern Canada, T.J. Vyn, K. Janovicek, and M.R. Carter

Conservation Tillage in the Corn Belt of the U.S.A., R. Lal, T.J. Logan, M.J. Shipitalo, D.J. Eckert, and W.A. Dick

Humid Micro-Thermal to Humid Meso-Thermal Climates

Reduced Cultivation and Direct Drilling for Cereals in Great Britain, D.G. Christian and B.C. Ball

Approaches Toward Conservation Tillage in Germany, W. Ehlers and W. Claupein

Feasibility of Minimum Tillage Practices for Annual Cropping Systems in France, J. Massé, D. Boisgontier, J.M. Bodet, and J.P. Gillet

Humid Meso-Thermal Climates

Overcoming Constraints to Conservation Tillage in New Zealand, M.A. Choudhary and C.J. Baker

Role of Conservation Tillage in Sustainable Agriculture in the Southern U.S.A., D.D. Tyler, M.G. Wagger, D.V. McCracken, and W.L. Hargrove

Conservation Tillage in the South-Eastern Australian Wheat-Sheep Belt, G.R. Steed, A. Ellington, and J.E. Pratley

Mainly Sub-Humid to Semi-Arid Continental Climates

Conservation Tillage Systems in the Northernmost Central U.S.A., R.R. Allmaras, J.F. Power, D.L. Tanaka, and S.M. Copeland

Constraints on Conservation Tillage under Dryland and Irrigated Agriculture in the U.S.A. Pacific Northwest, R.E. Sojka and D.L. Carter

Tillage Systems for Soil and Water Conservation on the Canadian Prairie, F.J. Larney, C.W. Lindwall, R.C. Izaurralde, and A.P. Moulin

Conservation Tillage in the Southern U.S.A. Great Plains, P.W. Unger and E.L. Skidmore

Conservation Tillage in Eastern Europe, A. Butorac


About the Authors

Martin R. Carter holds degrees in Agriculture and Soil Science from the University of Alberta and Obtained a Ph.D Degree in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1983.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General