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Foreword to the Second Edition (Shivaji Pandey and Theodor Friedrich)viii
Preface ix
1 The 'What' and 'Why' of No-tillage Farming (C John Baker and Keith E Saxton) 1
2 The Benefits of No-tillage (Don R Reicosky and Keith E Saxton) 11
3 The Nature of Risk in No-tillage (C John Baker, W (Bill) R Ritchie and Keith E Saxton) 21
4 Seeding Openers and Slot Shape (C John Baker)34
5 The Role of Slot Cover (C John Baker) 60
6 Drilling into Dry Soils (C John Baker) 74
7 Drilling into Wet Soils (C John Baker) 85
8 Seed Depth, Placement and Metering (C John Baker and Keith E Saxton) 99
9 Fertilizer Placement (C John Baker) 118
10 Residue Handling (C John Baker, Fatima Ribeiro and Keith E Saxton) 134
11 Comparing Surface Disturbance and Low-disturbance Disc Openers (C John Baker) 159
12 No-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
14 No-tillage Drill and Planter Design - Small-scale Machines (Fatima Ribeiro, Scott Justice, Peter Hobbs and C John Baker) 204
15 Managing a No-tillage Seeding System (W (Bill) R Ritchie and C John Baker) 226
16 Controlled Traffic Farming as a Complementary Practice to No-tillage (W C Tim Chamen) 236
17 Reduced Environmental Emissions and Carbon Sequestration (Don C Reicosky and Keith E Saxton) 257
18 Some Economic Comparisons (C John Baker) 268
19 Procedures for Development and Technology Transfer (C John Baker) 277
References 301
Index 316