To actively promote and facilitate environmentally friendly, economically sustainable conservation farming, for the benefit of all
The committee of the No-till Club have been requested to investigate the formation of a Federation of Conservation Agriculture in South Africa to encompass emerging as well as commercial farmers..
The essentials of a No-Till system are that a narrow slot is made through the organic/mulch layer into the soil, the seed and fertilizer is placed into the slot, then covered with soils and compacted sufficiently to ensure adequate contact between seed and soil. Soil disturbance is reduced to a minimum.
There is a very close relationship between the effects of No-Till, organic matter and soils structure - they are inextricably interlinked.
No-Till or Conservation Tillage works in conjunction with leaving a mulch of either crop residue or a cover crop on top of the surface of the soil.
A mulch acts as a shock absorber to heavy drops of rain, reduces the effect of high valocity winds and regulates the temperature of the top soil.
No-Till is part of Conservation Agriculture geared to making farming sustainable
There is so many benefits using No-Till Conservation Agriculture
Improved miosture retention of the soil because of the improvement in the soil stucture
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