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.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Organic crop management
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Soil management
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Managing land for environmental benefit
Additional keywords/tagscultivationconservation tillage
Supporting the development of the national rural economy.Website
This is a brief summary of an item in the OpenFields Library. This free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.