Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/208611
Title:
A Comparison of Three Cotton Tillage Systems
Author:
Coates, Wayne E.; Thacker, Gary W.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Cotton: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
Over a three year study, two reduced tillage systems used significantly less energy than conventional tillage. The Sundance system averaged 46% of the energy used by the conventional system, and the Uprooter-Shredder-Mulcher (USM) averaged 65% of the energy used by the conventional system. These energy savings translate directly into cost savings of about the same proportions. Additionally, the Sundance and USM systems can plow down and prepare the next seedbed in about one-half the time that conventional tillage requires. In three years of testing we have not detected any significant differences in soil compaction, and we have not measured any yield reductions from these reduced tillage systems.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Cotton -- Arizona; Cotton -- Soil fertility; Cotton -- Management
Series/Report no.:
370087; Series P-87

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleA Comparison of Three Cotton Tillage Systemsen_US
dc.contributor.authorCoates, Wayne E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThacker, Gary W.en_US
dc.date.issued1991-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCotton: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractOver a three year study, two reduced tillage systems used significantly less energy than conventional tillage. The Sundance system averaged 46% of the energy used by the conventional system, and the Uprooter-Shredder-Mulcher (USM) averaged 65% of the energy used by the conventional system. These energy savings translate directly into cost savings of about the same proportions. Additionally, the Sundance and USM systems can plow down and prepare the next seedbed in about one-half the time that conventional tillage requires. In three years of testing we have not detected any significant differences in soil compaction, and we have not measured any yield reductions from these reduced tillage systems.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Soil fertilityen_US
dc.subjectCotton -- Managementen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/208611-
dc.relation.ispartofseries370087en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-87en_US
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