Tillage includes all the practices which are involved in breaking up the soil to create a better environment for crop production. Several reasons have been given for the need to till the soil.These include:
- Creation of a suitable seedbed.
- Maintenance of soil in an aerated and porous state.
- Breaking of crust and other hard soil layers.
- Controlling weeds.
- Creation of contour furrows, beds and drains for optimum crop and soil management.
- Burying crop residues and weeds.
- Controlling pests and pathogens.
- Incorporation of fertilizer, manure, lime, etc.
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