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Organic no-till systems

{Tool} Organic no-till systems. Creator(s): Moyer, Jeff. Issuing Organisation(s): Southern Regional Extension Forestry. (2013)

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Summary

Organic farming has relied heavily on tillage for weed control while conventional no-till techniques depend entirely on herbicides for weed control and effective cover crop kill. The challenges have been how to make the benefits of no-till accessible to organic farmers. Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute, explains how organic no-till works, using sound biological principles and mechanical cover-crop termination, to reduce and even eliminate tillage. The system works well for soybean and requires further investigation for other crops. This is an advanced technique and requires some skills to be successfully applied, but it will probably be the way to grow many field crops.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Conservation agriculture principles applied to organic farming.
What problem does the tool address?:Organic farming requires many tillage passages to grow field crops. Excessive tillage will degrade soils in the medium term.
What solution does the tool offer?:The proposed technique reduces the tillage passages required to grow field crops.
Country:United States of America
Type of Practice Tool:Web
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, soil cultivation, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, soil cultivation, weed management, soil quality
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcover plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
Englishweed controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
Englishtillagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7771
Englishsoil qualityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Soil
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Sumption, Mr PD
ID Code:32591
Deposited On:20 Mar 2018 10:35
Last Modified:24 Nov 2020 08:23
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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