Hello guest
Your basket is empty
We provide two pathways to the content. Thematic (chapters that address certain themes, e.g. cultivation, regardless of crop or animal type) and Product (chapters that relate to a specific type of crop or animal). Choose the most applicable route to find the right collection for you. 
Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us help you build a custom-made collection. 
You are in: All categories > A-Z Chapters > S
Use the Contact form to discuss the best purchasing method for you... Start building your collection today!

Soil management practices and benefits in Conservation Agriculture systems

Code: 9781786765871
Michele Pisante, University of Teramo, Italy; Angelica Galieni, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics and Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Italy; Gottlieb Basch, University of Évora, Portugal; Theodor Friedrich, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy; and Fabio Stagnari, University of Teramo, Italy

Chapter synopsis: Conservation Agriculture (CA) is known to deliver ecosystem services, maintain the soil potential productivity and improve the resource-use efficiency as well as the natural resources. It adapts to and mitigates climate change and leads to a more efficient use of inputs hence reducing production costs. This chapter describes the principles of Conservation Agriculture, including soil management. The chapter examines the concepts of no-tillage agriculture, cover crops and crop residues management. The chapter also discusses the environmental benefits and ecosystem services linked to CA as well as economic benefits. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0049.03
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The principles of CA 3 Environmental benefits and ecosystem services 4 Economic benefits 5 Future trends 6 Conclusion 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

Also in S

Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings