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Conservation agriculture: The 3 principles

Conservation agriculture systems utilize soils for the production of crops with the aim of reducing excessive mixing of the soil and maintaining crop residues on the soil surface in order to minimize damage to the environment.

The 3 principles of CA are:

  • minimun tillage and soil disturbance
  • permanent soil cover with crop residues and live mulches
  • crop rotation and intercropping
Related links http://www.fao.org/ag/ca/;
Date: 13/03/2014
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