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No Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture.

Author: C J BakerK E SaxtonW R RitchieW C T ChamenD C ReicoskyAll authors
Publisher: Wallingford : CABI, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baker, C.J.
No Tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture.
Wallingford : CABI, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C J Baker; K E Saxton; W R Ritchie; W C T Chamen; D C Reicosky; M F S Ribeiro; S E Justice; P R Hobbs
ISBN: 9781845932411 1845932412
OCLC Number: 870228563
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents: Contributors; Foreword to the Second Edition; Preface; 1 The 'What' and 'Why' of No-tillage Farming; 2 The Benefits of No-tillage; 3 The Nature of Risk in No-tillage; 4 Seeding Openers and Slot Shape; 5 The Role of Slot Cover; 6 Drilling into Dry Soils; 7 Drilling into Wet Soils; 8 Seed Depth, Placement and Metering; 9 Fertilizer Placement; 10 Residue Handling; 11 Comparing Surface Disturbance and Low-disturbance Disc Openers; 12 No-tillage for Forage Production; 13 No-tillage Drill and Planter Design --
Large-scale Machines. 14 No-tillage Drill and Planter Design --
Small-scale Machines15 Managing a No-tillage Seeding System; 16 Controlled-traffic Farming as a Complementary Practice to No-tillage; 17 Reduced Environmental Emissions and Carbon Sequestration; 18 Some Economic Comparisons; 19 Procedures for Development and Technology Transfer; References; Index.

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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.

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