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Title No-till farming systems for sustainable agriculture : challenges and opportunities / Yash P. Dang, Ram C. Dalal, Neal W. Menzies, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]

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Subject No-tillage.
Sustainable agriculture.
Alt Name Dang, Yash P.,
Dalal, R. C.,
Menzies, Neal,
Description 1 online resource
Summary This book is a comprehensive summary of current global research on no-till farming, and its benefits and challenges from various agronomic, environmental, social and economic perspectives. It details the characteristics and future requirements of no-till farming systems across different geographic and climatic regions, and outlines what is needed to increase the uptake of no-till farming globally. Over 35 chapters, this book covers in detail the agronomic and soil management issues that must be resolved to ensure the successful implementation of these systems. Important economic, environmental, social and policy considerations are discussed. It also features a series of case studies across a number of regions globally, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for no-till and how these may vary depending on climate and geopolitical location. This book is a remarkable compilation by experts in no-till farming systems. The promotion and expansion of no-till farming systems worldwide will be critical for food security, and resource and environmental sustainability. This is an invaluable reference for both researchers and practitioners grappling with the challenges of feeding the worlds rising population in an environment increasingly impacted by climate change. It is an essential reading for those seeking to understand the complexity of no-till farming systems and how best to optimise these systems in their region.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 14, 2020).
Contents Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- Part I: Agronomy -- Chapter 1: No-till Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture: An Overview -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Characteristics of No-till v Conventional-till Systems -- 1.3 The History of NT Systems -- 1.4 Benefits of NT Systems -- 1.5 Challenges of NT Systems -- 1.5.1 Agronomic -- 1.5.2 Environmental -- 1.5.3 Economic/Social -- 1.6 Overall NT System Performance -- 1.7 Opportunities to Increase No-till Adoption -- 1.7.1 Research -- 1.7.2 Education -- 1.7.3 Policy Tools to Remove Economic and Institutional Barriers
1.8 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2: Managing Crop Rotations in No-till Farming Systems -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Effect of Crop Rotation on Soil Fertility -- 2.2.1 Effect of Crop Rotation and Soil N Status -- 2.2.2 Effect of Crop Rotation on Soil Organic Matter (SOM) -- 2.2.3 Effect of Crop Rotation on Biological Activity -- 2.2.4 Effect of Crop Rotation on Soil Physical Properties -- 2.3 Effect of Crop Rotation on Pest, Disease and Weed Management -- 2.4 Scale-Appropriate Crop Rotation Options -- 2.4.1 Crop Rotation Design -- 2.4.2 Challenges of Effective Rotation Cycles
2.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3: Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Crop Residue for Multiple Benefits -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Role of and Effect of Crop Residue in No-till Farming Systems -- 3.3 Challenges of Crop Residue Management in No-till Systems -- 3.3.1 Understanding the System -- 3.3.2 Technological Challenges -- 3.3.3 Building a System and Farming System Perspective -- 3.4 How Residue Management and the Challenges Vary in Different Climatic Regions and Cropping Systems -- 3.5 Options to Overcome Challenges -- 3.6 Conclusions -- References
Chapter 4: Managing Cover Crops in No-Till Farming Systems -- 4.1 What Is a Cover Crop? -- 4.2 Cover Crop Selection -- 4.3 Nutrient Cycling -- 4.4 Water and Wind Erosion -- 4.5 Weed Suppression -- 4.6 Pest Management -- 4.7 Management Considerations -- References -- Chapter 5: Challenges and Opportunities in Fertilizer Placement in No-Till Farming Systems -- 5.1 The Need to Address Fertility in No-Till Systems -- 5.2 Impacts of No-Till on Soil Fertility -- 5.2.1 Vertical Nutrient Stratification -- 5.2.2 Banding Fertilizer -- 5.2.3 Lateral Nutrient Stratification -- 5.2.4 Changes in N Dynamics
5.3 Fertilizer Damage in No-Till Seeding Systems -- 5.3.1 Fertilizer Type -- 5.3.2 Crop Type, Soil Texture, and Soil Moisture -- 5.3.3 Machinery Configuration -- 5.4 Liming in No-Till Systems -- References -- Chapter 6: Selecting and Managing No-Till Planters and Controlled Traffic Farming in Extensive Grain Production Systems -- 6.1 No-Till Planters - An Introduction -- 6.2 No-Till Planter Components and Requirements -- 6.3 The Classification and Broad Capability Assessment of Planters Based on Furrow-Opener Type and Associated Seed Placement Options -- 6.3.1 Disc Type Openers
ISBN 9783030464097 (electronic bk.)
3030464091 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-46
OCLC # 1193328515
Additional Format Original 3030464083 9783030464080 (OCoLC)1145594320

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