Reduced tillage has been widely adopted in production of agronomic crops for its potential to improve soil health and reduce input costs. Despite this, vegetable growers largely rely on conventional tillage to incorporate crop residue, control weeds, and to prepare a seed bed for planting.
Krzton-Presson, John; Nair, Ajay; and Shaw, Angela
"Effects of Tillage and Cover Crops on Muskmelon Production and Food Safety,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2015
, Article 38.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2015/iss1/38