Tillage Articles

  • The Best Practices for Using Plant Residues

    Plant residue are crop materials such as stems, leaves, and roots, that are left on the field after the harvest. In the past, farmers considered crop residue to be trash, that was usually destroyed by fire. However, today this practice is not recommended and highly is not used by farmers. There are two different ways to manage crop residues. The first method is tillage prior planting when plant ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Five Ways to Manage the Soil for Planting

    The soil, as the primary resource for food production and the most important tool for every farmer, is crucial for farming. Successful farming begins with the quality soil, which provides water and essential nutrients to the crops. Rich and healthy soil, combined with the appropriate amount of water and sunlight can significantly contribute to global food production. Proper soil management ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Amisy Threshing Machine

    Amisy Farming Machiney supplies all kinds of farming machines from threshing machines to tillage machines. About Amisy Machinery-Farming Machines Manufacturer Amisy Machinery was established in 2000, with years of experience in farming machines research and design. It became a respected manufacturer and main exporter in the agricultural field. ...


    By Amisy Farming Machinery

  • Wholesale arable change leads to tight slug control

    "Eight years into implementing a zero-till policy across the farm, we’re seeing improved yields of 10 tonnes per hectare for our first year wheat, and five tonnes per hectare on winter beans. We’ve also noticed that we continue to see year-on-year improvements to soil structure and crop yields. “The winter beans have been extremely valuable in the rotation to ensure nitrogen and ...


    By Certis UK

  • Giant black-grass requires lock stock approach

    Nigel Riches, Arable Technical Specialist for Certis, explains what he’s been seeing in the field. “Black-grass is a problem that in the past has generally been confined to the main arable areas, in the east of the country. “But increasingly we’re seeing this pernicious weed spreading further west each season. Where previously black-grass has not been a big issue in the ...


    By Certis UK

  • Fate and effects of clothianidin in fields using conservation practices

    Despite the extensive use of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin, and its known toxicity to beneficial insects like pollinators, little attention has been given to its fate under agricultural field conditions. The present study investigated the fate and toxicity of clothianidin applied every other year as a corn seed‐coating at two different rates, i.e., 0.25 and 0.50 mg/seed, in an ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Guarding against subsoil lifting case study

    Bentofix secures Weinmann and Schanz’s new logistics center in Balingen Businesses often select locations based upon infrastructure advantages. Logistics centers, in particular, play an important role. This was the case for Weinmann & Schanz in Balingen, located in the Swabian Alps, Germany. The site choice had a number of difficult problems, but Bentofix solved them. Rock layers ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • In-situ soil moisture conservation: utilisation and management of rainwater for crop production

    The salient results of in-situ soil water conservation technologies that have been found suitable for increasing soil moisture in the arid and semiarid lands of eastern Kenya are reviewed. The results showed that Zai pits, tumbukiza and deep tillage when used together with soil fertility improvement can increase crop yields by 4–10 times in comparison to conventionally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    By Lester R. Brown As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself. We cannot claim that we are unaware of the trends that are undermining our food supply and thus our civilization. We know what we need ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Conservation: It’s the right thing to do

    A fable of six blind men and an elephant originated centuries ago somewhere on the Indian continent. In it the blind men try to identify an elephant by touching only one part. According to the fable each man came to a different conclusion as to what the elephant was. The parable illustrates that though opinions may vary, there’s some truth to be found in all of them. That’s the way it ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Porosity, Permeability and Infiltration

    Permeability – the rate at which a fluid flows through a porous substance under given conditions. Porosity (void space) – the portion of a volume of material that is not solid Infiltration – movement of a fluid into the surface of a porous substance. Infiltration and Permeability are used interchangeably in reference materials The Permeability ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Lots of firsts at this year`s edition

    There will be a whole lot of firsts when the 2010 edition of Canada's Outdoor Farm Show begins Tuesday. The IMUS™ biogas machine arrived last Wednesday morning from Alberta via transport truck, said Lorie Jocius, president of Canada's Outdoor Shows Ltd. "It's the first time a mobile anaerobic digester has been moved across the country," she said. The machine arrived already ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • Relationship between subsoil nitrogen availability and sugarbeet processing quality

    The loss of sugar content and processing quality during the harvest period happens frequently in sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris) grown in the Po Valley of Italy. The aim of this study was to assess the consequences on sugar content and quality of excess mineral N in the deep soil explored by the roots. Soil mineral N concentration and other chemical properties to a 3-m depth were ...

  • Carbon sequestration by tillage, rotation, and nitrogen fertilization in a Mediterranean vertisol

    Our objective was to determine the effect of tillage system, crop rotation, and N fertilization on soil organic carbon (SOC) storage in the 0- to 90-cm profile in a long-term (20-yr) experiment established in 1986 on a rainfed Mediterranean Vertisol in southern Spain. The treatments studied were: conventional tillage (CT) vs. no-tillage (NT); five crop rotations: wheat (Triticum aestivum ...

  • Determining phosphorus and sediment release rates from five irish tillage soils

    Received for publication December 11, 2008. The aim of this study was to compare the nutrient and sediment releases from five Irish tillage soils, inclined at 10- and 15-degree slopes, under a simulated rainfall intensity of 30mmh–1 in a controlled laboratory study. Using the relationship between soil test phosphorus (STP) in the five soils and the dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) released in ...

  • Corn morphology, mass, and grain yield as affected by early-season red: far-red light environments

    The spatial arrangement among plants affects both vegetative and reproductive meristem development. More axillary meristems develop at lower plant densities, which are associated with relatively high red:far-red light ratios (R:FRs; 645:735 nm). However, little is known about the effect of R:FR on corn (Zea mays L.) productivity. We conducted field research to determine the effect of early-season ...

  • Control of cereal rye with a roller/crimper as influenced by cover crop phenology

    Adoption of reduced tillage practices have been driven by the need to enhance soil quality, minimize field labor time, and scale up farm size. However, concerns about increased reliance on herbicides and demand for organically grown foods call for adoption of production practices that can reduce both tillage and herbicide use. This research study assessed the influence of planting and termination ...

  • Modeling tiller density, growth, and yield of mediterranean perennial grasslands with STICS

    A generic crop model (STICS) was adapted (STICS–Grassland) to model growth, yield, and environmental impacts of grasslands in France. It is a semimechanistic model combining equations of physiological processes and mathematical relationships between processes in a daily time step. The Information et Suivi Objectif des Prairies (ISOP; Grassland Information and Objective Survey) application was ...

  • Assessing the relationship between alternative production practices and energy and other input use in US agriculture

    An important issue with regard to the overall effectiveness of conservation tillage practices in reducing the impact of agricultural production on the environment concerns what happens to energy, pesticide and fertiliser use as these practices are more extensively adopted. To gain some insight into this, the conservation tillage adoption decision is modelled. Starting with the assumption that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Zone tillage depth affects yield and economics of corn silage production

    Increasing numbers of dairies in northeastern United States are classified as confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Many dairy farmers in New York (NY) abandoned conventional and adopted zone tillage (ZT) in 4-yr corn (Zea mays L.) silage-alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) rotations on highly erodible land to comply with NY CAFO plans. Farmers now question optimum ZT depth because of increased ...

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