No-Tillage Agriculture

Principles and Practices

  • Ronald E. Phillips
  • Shirley H. Phillips

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Shirley H. Phillips
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ronald E. Phillips
    Pages 11-41
  4. Robert L. Blevins
    Pages 42-65
  5. Ronald E. Phillips
    Pages 66-86
  6. Grant W. Thomas, Wilbur W. Frye
    Pages 87-126
  7. Wilbur W. Frye
    Pages 127-151
  8. Shirley H. Phillips
    Pages 171-189
  9. Robert L. Blevins, M. Scott Smith, Grant W. Thomas
    Pages 190-230
  10. Shirley H. Phillips, Grant W. Thomas
    Pages 231-253
  11. Shirley H. Phillips
    Pages 254-269
  12. Grant W. Thomas, Robert L. Blevins, Shirley H. Phillips
    Pages 270-301
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About this book


No-tillage cropping systems and concepts have evolved rapidly since the early 1960s and are attracting attention worldwide. The rapid growth and interest is associated with increasing pressures for food production from a fixed land resource base with degrading effects of erosion, soil compaction and other factors becoming more noticeable. Research programs have provided many answers and identified new technology needed for success of the no-tillage crop production system in the past two decades and this has resulted in a rapid rate of adoption. Farmers played an important role in the early stages· of development of the system and continue to play an important role in its improvement and rapid rate of adoption. This book provides an inventory and assessment of the principles involved in no-tillage concepts and addresses the application of the technology to practical production schemes. Selected authors and contributors have long been associated either in no-tillage research or application. They represent many disciplines interfacing with the complex interactions of soil, plant and environment. Personal obser­ vations by the authors in many geographic sectors of the world indicate the principles to be valid but application of the principles to be less uniform. The application of no-tillage principles requires considerable modification as variations in soil and/or climatic condi­ tions are encountered in different regions of the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald E. Phillips
    • 1
  • Shirley H. Phillips
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.College of AgricultureUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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