Environmentally-sound adaptable tillage – Solutions from Hungary

Birkás, Márta and Jolánkai, M. and Schmidt, Rezső (2008) Environmentally-sound adaptable tillage – Solutions from Hungary. In: 1st Scientific Agronomic Days. University of Agriculture, Nyitra, pp. 191-194. ISBN 978805520125


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In the last centuries, the need for tillage was to provide suitable soil conditions for plant growth (crop-focusing tillage). During the last decades, traditional goals of soil tillage have really been improved considering environmental consequences (environment-focusing tillage). In the next decade a new task is stressed, that is mitigating the climate induced losses (climate-focusing tillage). New challenges for the future are prevention of tillage-induced soil quality deterioration, and to reduce climate induced damages by the use of environmentally-sound adaptable tillage. In the adaptable tillage program ten important steps are suggested, namely: (1) Risk assessment in the fields. (2) Prevention of tillage induced defects affecting climate stresses. (3) Maintaining an optimal soil physical and biological state and fertility. (4) Use soil structure conservation methods in any seasons. (5) Mulch the surface at least in summer. (6) Improve soil loading capacity connected with carbon conservation. (7) Utilize stubble residues rationally. (8) Maintain an optimal water management in soils by the soil state improving. (9) Create small water-loss surface at tillage operations. (10) Improve a harmony between soil disturbance and environmental requirements.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GE Environmental Sciences / környezettudomány
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > S1 Agriculture (General) / mezőgazdaság általában
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 12:11
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 12:49

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