Potential effect of conservation tillage on sustainable land use : a review of global long-term studies

Wang Xiaobin, D. Cai, W.B. Hoogmoed, O. Oenema, U.D. Perdok

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Abstract

Although understood differently in different parts of the world, conservation tillage usually includes leaving crop residues on the soil surface to reduce tillage. Through a global review of long-term conservation tillage research, this paper discusses the long-term effect of conservation tillage on sustainable land use, nutrient availability and crop yield response. Research has shown several potential benefits associated with conservation tillage, such as potential carbon sequestration, nutrient availability, and yield response. This research would provide a better perspective of the role of soil conservation tillage and hold promise in promoting application of practical technologies for dryland farming systems in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-595
JournalPedosphere
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • soil organic-matter
  • no-till
  • conventional tillage
  • southern alberta
  • crop yield
  • seedling establishment
  • corn production
  • winter-wheat
  • grain-yield
  • clay soil

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