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Conservation agriculture, tillage systems and earthworms

An definition of conservation agriculture and non-inversion tillage systems and an account of studies of the effect of these on earthworm populations.

Year of Publication2009

Conservation agriculture systems emphasise the importance of crop rotation, soil cover and non-inversion tillage in maintaining a healthy soil structure, reducing energy use and protecting wildlife. Studies in Belgium, Hungary and England demonstrated that minimum tillage also reduces damage to earthworm populations.

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cultivationconservation tillage
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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