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NO-TILLAGE SEEDING in CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE 2ndEd

Contents
Contributorsvii
Foreword to the Second Edition (Shivaji Pandey and Theodor Friedrich)viii
Prefaceix
1The 'What' and 'Why' of No-tillage Farming (C John Baker and Keith E Saxton)1
2The Benefits of No-tillage (Don R Reicosky and Keith E Saxton)11
3The Nature of Risk in No-tillage (C John Baker, W (Bill) R Ritchie and Keith E Saxton)21
4Seeding Openers and Slot Shape (C John Baker)34
5The Role of Slot Cover (C John Baker)60
6Drilling into Dry Soils (C John Baker)74
7Drilling into Wet Soils (C John Baker)85
8Seed Depth, Placement and Metering (C John Baker and Keith E Saxton)99
9Fertilizer Placement (C John Baker)118
10Residue Handling (C John Baker, Fatima Ribeiro and Keith E Saxton)134
11Comparing Surface Disturbance and Low-disturbance Disc Openers (C John Baker)159
12No-tillage for Forage Production (C John Baker and W (Bill) R Ritchie)168
13 No-tillage Drill and Planter Design - Large-scale Machines (C John Baker)185
14No-tillage Drill and Planter Design - Small-scale Machines (Fatima Ribeiro, Scott Justice, Peter Hobbs and C John Baker)204
15Managing a No-tillage Seeding System (W (Bill) R Ritchie and C John Baker)226
16Controlled Traffic Farming as a Complementary Practice to No-tillage (W C Tim Chamen)236
17Reduced Environmental Emissions and Carbon Sequestration (Don C Reicosky and Keith E Saxton)257
18Some Economic Comparisons (C John Baker)268
19Procedures for Development and Technology Transfer (C John Baker)277
References301
Index316




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