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Appendix B: Tillage Systems
Pages 245-246

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... Conventional or Conservation Tillage Pretillage – may include shredding of cornstalks, usually in the fall, shortly after harvest. Primary Tillage – types of equipment include moldboard plow, chisel plow, field cultivator, and tandem disk depending upon preference by the grower and soil erosion potential.
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... Not all soils are suitable for no-till, especially wet and heavy soils in northern latitudes, and no-till may lead to increased pest occurrence because conventional tillage may reduce insect, pathogen, and weed occurrence. On the other hand, no-till is well adapted to well-drained soils in warm regions because no-till improves soil-water infiltration and reduces soil evaporation, thereby providing more soil water to the crop.

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