Crop residues
 

Crop residue left on the surface shields the soil from rain and wind until emerging plants provide a protective canopy. Crop residue also improves soil tilth and adds organic matter to the soil. It is associated with reduced tillage, which limit soil compaction and saves the farmer time and fuel.

Title

Authors

Country

Date

Managing Agricultural Residues

P.W. Unger

All

1994

Cover crop and residue management

FAO

All

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Crop Residue Management and Cover Crops

African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT)

Africa

2002