1st Edition

Revival: Conservation Tillage in Temperate Agroecosystems (1993)





ISBN 9781138558243
Published January 25, 2019 by CRC Press
400 Pages

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Book Description

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

Introduction
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
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Biography

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.