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Minimum Tillage

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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