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Reduced Tillage

{Tool} Reduced Tillage. [Reduzierte Bodenbearbeitung.] Creator(s): Hegglin, Django; Clerc, Maurice and Dierauer, Hansueli. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2014)

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Summary

Reduced tillage can significantly contribute to soil quality and fertility.
By avoiding a deep and intense loosening of the soil, the soil structure and soil biology is better conserved and humus decomposition is slowed down. Furthermore, the load capacity, erosion sensitivity and water household of the soil are improved.
However, avoiding the use of a plough brings certain challenges, especially in organic farming. For example, weed pressure can increase or nutrient supply can become insufficient.
This leaflet shows benefits and challenges of reduced tillage. It presents various methods, application examples and machines that are suitable for a sustainable soil treatment in organic farming.


Summary translation

Das Merkblatt zeigt Vorteile und Herausforderungen der reduzierten Bodenbearbeitung. Es stellt verschiedene Verfahren, Anwendungsbeispiele und Maschinen vor und erläutert die Rahmenbedingungen für den Bezug von Direktzahlungen im Rahmen des Ressourceneffizienzprogrammes des Bundes.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Reduced tillage is challenging, but you’ll benefit from it!
What problem does the tool address?:Soil degradation through ploughing
What solution does the tool offer?:Reduced tillage, lower cultivation depth
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Soil quality and fertility, Weed management
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, carbon sequestration, humus balance, mechanical weed control, perennial weed, reduced tillage, weed management
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, carbon sequestration, conservation tillage, humus balance, mechanical weed control, perennial weeds, reduced tillage, minimum tillage, weed control, soil fertility, soil quality
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
minimum tillage
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_32734
English
perennial weeds
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5697
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24200
English
humus
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3693
English
carbon sequestration
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331583
English
soil fertility
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
English
soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Soil
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31128, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1652-bodenbearbeitung.html
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Willer, Dr. Helga
ID Code:31128
Deposited On:20 Jan 2017 19:03
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 12:31
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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