No-tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture

No-tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture

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The 'what' and 'why' of no-tillage farming. The benefits of no-tillage. The nature of risk in no-tillage. Seeding openers and slot shape. The role of slot cover. Drilling into dry soils. Drilling into wet soils. Seed depth, placement and metering. Fertilizer placement. Residue handling. Comparing surface disturbance and low-disturbance disc openers. No-tillage for forage production. No-tillage drill and planter design: large-scale machines. No-tillage drill and planter design: small-scale machines. Managing a no-tillage seeding system. Controlled-traffic farming as a complementary practice to no-tillage. Reduced environmental emissions and carbon sequestration. Some economic comparisons. Procedures for development and technology transfer.The geometrical options for attachment of drag arms to a no-tillage seed drill. * Opener also moves ... End-wheel drills arranged in an offset multiple arrangement. affect the ... This is shown as the horizontal component of pull (H) in the diagram.

Title:No-tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture
Author:C. John Baker, Keith E. Saxton
Publisher:CABI - 2007


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