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Record 1 2004-04-15


Subject field(s)
  • Tillage Operations (Agriculture)
  • Crop Protection
  • Cultural Practices (Agriculture)

The minimum soil manipulation necessary for crop production or meeting tillage requirements under the existing soil and climatic conditions.


Minimum tillage has been defined as reducing tillage only to those operations that are timely and essential to producing the crop and avoiding damage to the soil. It normally refers to a tillage system in which the number of field operations is reduced as compared to the number required in a conventional seedbed preparation and planting system. Minimum tillage may range from only one less field operation on one extreme all the way to no-tillage on the other extreme.


  • Travaux du sol (Agriculture)
  • Protection des végétaux
  • Soin des cultures (Agriculture)

Du point de vue strictement agronomique, le mot anglais «tillage» s'applique à tout travail du sol à l'aide d'outils pour en améliorer l'état physique en vue de produire une culture.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Labores de cultivo (Agricultura)
  • Protección de las plantas
  • Cuidado de los cultivos (Agricultura)
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