This publication is an excellent resource for those interested in learning about the major benefits of conservation tillage, which include soil erosion management, water conservation, improved soil tilth, lower input costs, and labor efficiency. This new edition contains 29 chapters with sections devoted to growing with conservation tillage, tillage system definitions, crop residue and irrigation water management, and water quality. Other chapters discuss residue management at harvest, estimating residue cover, crop response to tillage systems, costs and returns, soil compaction, controlled traffic, and converting CRP to crop production. More than 60 university and industry specialists including agricultural and biological engineers, extension wildlife specialists, conservationists, entomologists, plant pathologists, weed and soil scientists, and agronomists contributed to the publication.
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