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Conventional tillage is a tillage system using cultivation as the major means of seedbed preparation and weed control.

Typically includes a sequence of soil tillage, such as ploughing and harrowing, to produce a fine seedbed, and also the removal of most of the plant residue from the previous crop. In this context the terms cultivation and tillage are synonymous, with emphasis on soil preparation.

Source Publication:
Environmental Indicators for Agriculture – Vol. 3: Methods and Results, OECD, 2001, glossary, pages 389-391.

Cross References:
Conservation tillage

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Environmental indicators for agriculture

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 3, 2003