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Zero Till Agriculture – A Brief History and Case Study

Understanding Reduced Till and Zero Till Practices in Agriculture What are reduced till or zero till practices? Tillage is a common practice in agriculture and is applied in most fields. It involves disturbing the […]

Enhancing Soil Health Benefits of Cover Crops and Practical Examples

Enhancing Soil Health: Benefits of Cover Crops and Practical Examples

Cover cropping is centered around planting crops, not necessarily to harvest but to create a cover over the soil to improve and protect the characteristics and health of the soil […]

Sustainable Agriculture A multi-benefit approach for the modern agri-food sector

Sustainable Agriculture: A multi-benefit approach for the modern agri-food sector

In a world where environmental challenges and a growing global population are significant concerns, sustainable agriculture has become more critical than ever. To address the increasing need for food sustainability, […]

How to apply conservation tillage to protect soil fertility

How to apply conservation tillage to protect soil fertility

Reinventing the Arts of Tilling: A Modern to Traditional Perspective Again The soil is the most important of all resources of the agri-food sector, and it has its own life […]

Soil Organic Matter

What is Soil Organic Matter?

The soil organic matter content of a soil can play a key role in its health, affecting more than one of the characteristics mentioned above. It is the fraction of […]

What is soil degradation?

Soil degradation is the gradual decline of the quality, health, and fertility of the soil that loses its capacity to support life (plants, microorganisms, and animals). Soil degradation can be […]

What is topsoil?

Topsoil is the upper 5-20 cm (2-8 inches) of soil containing most of the ground’s nutrients and is responsible for its fertility and sustaining plant life. The thickness of topsoil […]

Nutrient Conservation and Cycling

Nutrient Conservation and Cycling

Soil, nutrient, and water conservation Nutrients can be conserved by reducing erosion, nutrient leaching, nutrient run-off, and burning, and investing in compensating the nutrients lost with the harvested product, nutrient […]

Soil and Water Conservation Strategies

Soil and Water Conservation Strategies

Several practical principles for soil and water conservations are important to be understood and combined – including how to use them so they help rather than harm and give multiple […]

Causes and Effects of Soil Erosion and rapid Water Run-off

Causes and Effects of Soil Erosion and rapid Water Run-off

Understand practically important principles and signs of soil degradation and erosion by Torsten Mandal, agronomist Causes of soil erosion. Bare loose soil can easily be eroded by wind or water […]