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Conservation Tillage in U.S. Agriculture

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$42.00
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With Conservation Tillage in U.S. Agriculture: Environmental, Economic, and Policy Issues, you will examine different types of tillage and the many benefits this practice can ensure, such as improving water quality, increasing organic matter in your soil, sequestering carbon, and providing habitat and food for wildlife.  Discussion will include case studies concerning the use of different farming methods, how to prevent soil erosion without harming the environment, and factors affecting conservation tillage, adoption, and use for crops such as peanuts, potatoes, beets, tobacco, and vegetables.

Contents:  1. Conservation tillage in historical context, 2. Current status of conservation tillage: Definition, data, trends in use, factors affecting conservation tillage adoption & use, 3. Benefits & costs of conservation tillage: Measuring, economic, environmental, 4. Role of public policy: Specific production practices, USDA soil conservation policies, policy impacts, Summary, Notes, References.

Noel D Uri, 1999, 130 p, Illustrated w/ charts & tables.  (List: $72.95)  $42.00


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