Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/209583
Title:
A Comparison of Three Cotton Tillage Systems
Author:
Coates, Wayne E.; Thacker, Gary W.
Issue Date:
Mar-1993
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Cotton: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
Two reduced cotton tillage systems, both of which utilize controlled traffic farming techniques, are being compared to a conventional tillage system in terms of energy requirements, field work time requirements, crop yield, and operating costs. Four seasons of testing show the Sundance system to have the lowest energy requirement of 28.2 HpHr /Ac, the Uprooter-Shredder-Mulcher (USM) the second lowest at 40.5 HpHr /Ac, and conventional tillage the highest at 54.4 HpHr /Ac. Field work times of the two reduced tillage systems are about one-half that of conventional tillage. Costs of the two reduced tillage systems are lower than for conventional tillage. We have never measured a significantly lower lint yield with either of the two reduced tillage systems, relative to conventional tillage.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Cotton -- Arizona; Cotton -- Soil fertility; Cotton -- Management
Series/Report no.:
370094; Series P-94

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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.issued1993-03-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCotton: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractTwo reduced cotton tillage systems, both of which utilize controlled traffic farming techniques, are being compared to a conventional tillage system in terms of energy requirements, field work time requirements, crop yield, and operating costs. Four seasons of testing show the Sundance system to have the lowest energy requirement of 28.2 HpHr /Ac, the Uprooter-Shredder-Mulcher (USM) the second lowest at 40.5 HpHr /Ac, and conventional tillage the highest at 54.4 HpHr /Ac. Field work times of the two reduced tillage systems are about one-half that of conventional tillage. Costs of the two reduced tillage systems are lower than for conventional tillage. We have never measured a significantly lower lint yield with either of the two reduced tillage systems, relative to conventional tillage.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/10150/209583-
dc.relation.ispartofseries370094en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-94en_US
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