Authors: Taylor, F., Raghavan, G. S. V., Negi, S. C., Mckyes, E., Vigier, B. And A. K. Watson
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Description: Traditional tillage methods have changed little in the past. Although tillage fulfills the aim of controlling weeds and pests, burying crop residues and providing a seedbed conducive to good seed germination and plant growth (Cannell and Ellis 1979 Musick and Petty 1979 Vyn et al. 1979 Southwell and Ketcheson 1978 Triplett and van Doren 1977), it requires large energy consumption and can result in field operations being done when the soil is too wet and susceptible to damage (Vyn et al. 1979 Davies et al. 1972). This is particularly true in an area such as Southern Quebec where time for field preparation is very short and it must be done regardless of weather conditions. Climate is a major factor affecting crop growth (Linville et al. 1978). The soil environment can also affect plant growth. The combined effects of both climate and soil environment may have further effects on plant growth. The farmer has no control over climate but he can attempt through tillage to maintain good soil conditions that will facilitate maximum benefit from climatic factors. Through tillage one can affect soil structure, bulk density, volumetric water content, air-filled porosity, the amount of earthworm holes, hydraulic conductivity and depth of continuous cracks (Cannell and Ellis 1979 Hope 1979 Gantzer and Blake 1978 Soane and Pidgeon 1975). The overall effect of these changes determines the soil

Keywords: corn grown in a ste. rosalie clay under zero and traditional tillage
Citation: Taylor, F., Raghavan, G. S. V., Negi, S. C., McKyes, E., Vigier, B. and A. K. Watson 1984. CORN GROWN IN A STE. ROSALIE CLAY UNDER ZERO AND TRADITIONAL TILLAGE. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 26(2):91-96.
Volume: 26
Issue: 2
Pages 91 - 96
Date: 1984
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