Benefits of high residue farming

Conservation tillage systems offer numerous benefits that intensive tillage systems cannot match. These advantages have been summarized as follows:

  1. Reduced labor requirements
  2. Time savings
  3. Reduced machinery wear
  4. Fuel savings
  5. Improved long- term productivity
  6. Improved surface water quality
  7. Reduced soil erosion
  8. Greater soil moisture retention
  9. Improved water infiltration
  10. Decreased soil compaction
  11. Improved soil tilth
  12. More wildlife
  13. Reduced release of carbon gases
  14. Reduced air pollution

Quelle: ISTRO, 1997: International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), INFO- EXTRA, Vol. 3 Nr. 1, Januar 1997.