oa Agriprobe - Soil tillage - an option to address soil related management strategies under conservation agriculture in the Western Cape - : research news

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Conservation agriculture (CA) is a very important farm management strategy in the traditional grain producing areas of the Western Cape. The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) regards tillage as one of three key principles of CA. In practice this means soil disturbance must be reduced to the absolute minimum needed to ensure efficient seed-soil contact after seeding, maintain minerals in the soil, reducing erosion and prevention of excessive water loss through evaporation.

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