COST AND YIELD EFFECTS OF REDUCED TILLAGE SYSTEMS USED IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GREAT PLAINS

Growing concern about increased production costs has accelerated the search for alternative crop tillage methods. Depletion of soil resources further enhances interest in moderating land surface disturbance by reducing tillage intensity. This report brings together conclusions from research trials and farmer experiences regarding use of reduced tillage methods in the northern and central Great Plains. Results are not reported uniformly; however, production costs, crop yields and rotations, chemical use, machine use, weed control, and gross and net returns are compared. The importance of good management is emphasized especially while switching from one tillage method to another.


Issue Date:
1984-09
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/277592
Language:
English
Total Pages:
47
Series Statement:
AGES840430




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