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Saving fuel with non-inversion tillage

Crowley, Oliver; Showering, Jemima and Döring, Thomas (2010) Saving fuel with non-inversion tillage. Organic Research Centre Bulletin, 2010, 103, pp. 4-5.

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Summary

The mouldboard plough is the traditional and proven method of preparing a seedbed for drilling and controlling arable weeds. However there is a downside; trials have shown deterioration in structural stability, losses of soil organic matter, poor moisture retention and infiltration rates (Riley et al 2008). Farmers have long been aware of these adverse impacts of mouldboard ploughing, but concerns over the greenhouse gas emissions associated with tractor usage have prompted a fresh look at cultivations. ORC researchers, Oliver Crowley, Jemima Showering and Thomas F. Döring consider the case for non-inversion tillage.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Soil
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
ISSN:1367-6970
Related Links:http:\\www.organicresearchcentre.com
Deposited By: Döring, Dr Thomas F.
ID Code:19879
Deposited On:12 Jan 2012 17:18
Last Modified:12 Jan 2012 17:18
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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