All about tillage

All about tillage

This is the practice of preparing land and having crops planted but with minimum disturbance of the soil.

Advantages of minimum tillage

Helps to conserve soil moisture.

Reduces the death/ killing of soil living organisms.

Saves the farmers’ money.

Maintains the soil moisture.

It saves time and requires less labor.

It reduces soil erosion by providing soil cover and good soil structure.

It reduces over decomposition of organic matter.

Disadvantages

Weeds with underground structures e.g. rhizomes, bulbs are not killed or destroyed.

There is incomplete decomposition of organic matter.