Importance of cover crops in alleviating negative effects of reduced soil tillage and promoting soil fertility in a winter wheat cropping system

Importance of cover crops in alleviating negative effects of reduced soil tillage and promoting... •Reduction of soil tillage bears benefits but also disadvantages.•Cover crop cultivation could help alleviate these negative effects.•Our field experiment shows the importance of cover crops in no till systems.•Highest wheat yield is achieved in minimum tillage with field pea as cover crop.•Combination of cover crops and reduced tillage increases soil fertility. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Importance of cover crops in alleviating negative effects of reduced soil tillage and promoting soil fertility in a winter wheat cropping system

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 The Authors
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2018.01.005
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Abstract

•Reduction of soil tillage bears benefits but also disadvantages.•Cover crop cultivation could help alleviate these negative effects.•Our field experiment shows the importance of cover crops in no till systems.•Highest wheat yield is achieved in minimum tillage with field pea as cover crop.•Combination of cover crops and reduced tillage increases soil fertility.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Mar 15, 2018

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