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.

part |19 pages


chapter 1|17 pages

Strategies to Overcome Impediments to Adoption of Conservation Tillage

ByMartin R. Carter

part |94 pages

Humid Micro-Thermal Climates

chapter 2|23 pages

Trends in Reduced Tillage Research and Practice in Scandinavia

ByHugh Riley, Trond Borresen, Egil Ekeberg, Tomas Rydberg

chapter 3|25 pages

Tillage Requirements for Annual Crop Production in Eastern Canada

ByTony J. Vyn, K. Janovicek, Martin R. Carter

chapter 4|42 pages

Conservation Tillage in the Corn Belt of the United States

ByRattan Lai, Terry J. Logan, Donald J. Eckert, Warren A. Dick, Martin J. Shipitalo

part |65 pages

Humid Micro-Thermal to Humid Meso-Thermal Climates

chapter 5|24 pages

Reduced Cultivation and Direct Drilling for Cereals in Great Britain

ByDudley G. Christian, Bruce C. Ball

chapter 6|25 pages

Approaches Toward Conservation Tillage in Germany

ByWilfried Ehlers, Wilhelm Claupein

chapter 7|13 pages

Feasibility of Minimum Tillage Practices for Annual Cropping Systems in France

ByJ. Masse, Denis Boisgontier, Jean Marie Bodet, Jean Paul Gillet

part |71 pages

Humid Meso-Thermal Climates

chapter 8|25 pages

Overcoming Constraints to Conservation Tillage in New Zealand

ByM. A. Choudhary, C. J. Baker

chapter 9|21 pages

Role of Conservation Tillage in Sustainable Agriculture in the Southern United States

ByDonald D. Tyler, Michael G. Wagger, Daniel V. McCracken, William L. Hargrove

chapter 10|21 pages

Conservation Tillage in the Southeastern Australian Wheat-Sheep Belt

ByGraham R. Steed, Anthony Ellington, James E. Pratley

part |122 pages

Mainly Sub-Humid to Semi-Arid Continental Climates

chapter 11|30 pages

Conservation Tillage Systems in the Northernmost Central United States

ByRaymond R. Allmaras, Steve M. Copeland, J. F. Power, Donald L. Tanaka

chapter 13|24 pages

Tillage Systems for Soil and Water Conservation on the Canadian Prairie

ByFrancis J. Larney, C. Wayne Lindwall, R. César Izaurralde, Alan P. Moulin

chapter 14|28 pages

Conservation Tillage in the Southern United States Great Plains

ByPaul W. Unger, Edward L. Skidmore

chapter 15|18 pages

Conservation Tillage in Eastern Europe

ByAndelko Butorac