The Conservation Of Conservation Farming Systems Essay

794 Words Oct 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Conservation farming systems, particularly minimum and zero(no-till) tillage systems, have been developed and successfully adopted by farmers in particularly the countries in America, Africa, Oceania and certain parts of Central Asia, as a means to improve soil conservation, reduce labour and energy needs and in many cases also environmental-friendly to mother nature.
In North America, a mixture of conservation farming systems has had extraordinary success in an area that people might alter their farming habit slightly to adopt CA in long-run. In California (Luna, Mitchell, & Shrestha,2011) researchers suggested that a hybrid method can be applied into different states of the USA under their research finding. First of all, they built up several experimental sites with no-till roller crimper (NT-RC) system, then the 5 year data has been evaluated in the central area of California with a variety of crops, for example, Pima cotton, tomato, eggplant and cowpea (Luna, Mitchell, & Shrestha, 2011). Interestingly, weed biomass in the conducted sites regardless of herbicides or chemicals was considerably greater than in the traditional tillage plots, a nutrient value of the soil was around 30% higher (Luna, Mitchell, & Shrestha, 2011).
Farming households in the region of South America are encountering some terrible living challenges, not only lack of natural resources but also declining agriculture yields because of damaging particular farming site by old-fashion farming style. As a…

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