No-tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture


2nd Edition

C. J. Baker, K. E. Saxton,W. R. Ritchie,W. C. T. Chamen,
D. C. Reicosky, F. Ribeiro, S. E. Justice and P. R. Hobbs

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Contributors - 162 Kb
Foreword to the Second Edition

Part 1 - 622 Kb

1 The ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of No-tillage Farming

2 The Benefits of No-tillage

3 The Nature of Risk in No-tillage

4 Seeding Openers and Slot Shape

Part 2 - 604 Kb

5 The Role of Slot Cover

6 Drilling into Dry Soils

7 Drilling into Wet Soils

8 Seed Depth, Placement and Metering

Part 3 - 658 Kb

9 Fertilizer Placement

10 Residue Handling

11 Comparing Surface Disturbance and Low-disturbance Disc Openers

12 No-tillage for Forage Production

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13 No-tillage Drill and Planter Design – Large-scale Machines

14 No-tillage Drill and Planter Design – Small-scale Machines

15 Managing a No-tillage Seeding System

16 Controlled-traffic Farming as a Complementary Practice to No-tillage

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17 Reduced Environmental Emissions and Carbon Sequestration

18 Some Economic Comparisons

19 Procedures for Development and Technology Transfer