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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun No-till.

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Examples

  • Some trends, such as the shift to no-tillage, are making agriculture less oil-intensive, but rising fertilizer use, the spread of farm mechanization, and falling water tables are having the opposite effect.

    The Oil Intensity of Food

  • Gradually, research showed that diversified production and no-tillage growing were better for the health of the land.

    Karl Kupers: Shepherd's Grain: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers Through a New Food System

  • Gradually, research showed that diversified production and no-tillage growing were better for the health of the land.

    Shepherd's Grain: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers Through a New Food System

  • Because of such studies, conservation tillage methods (with no-tillage the extreme) have increased by a factor of 3 from just 1989 to 1994.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Other names are stubble mulching, ecofallow, limited/reduced/minimum tillage, no-tillage and direct drill.

    1. Indigenous soil and water conservation in Africa.

  • In the drier zones of the semihumid/semiarid climate no-tillage or a superficial soil preparation is practised due to the short vegetation period in order to complete the planting as rapidly as possible, as is done in most of Senegal.

    Chapter 9

  • Soil fertility is influenced positively by means of no-tillage under mulch cover whereby soil temperature fluctuations are reduced and higher temperatures are avoided.

    1. Labour productivity and distribution

  • Where soils tend towards compaction, as in most of Senegal, soil preparation could be more favourable than soil-conserving no-tillage to achieve a better root penetration and thus a higher yield.

    1. Labour productivity and distribution

  • There is an absence of soil preparation exclusively in a few regions where no-tillage is practised as in Senegal.

    Chapter 9

  • However, the farmers here prefer minimal soil tillage with a chisel plow or no-tillage in unprepared soil due to the short vegetation period.

    Chapter 9

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