No-till farming systems have both advantages and challenges concerning the management of crop residue. One of the biggest advantages of this system is that it leaves significant amounts of crop residue on the soil surface, which protects the soil from water erosion and improves soil tilth. Conversely, these significant amounts of residue pose a challenge of their own: How to manage residue as a part of a no-till system. To ensure the success of no-till, farmers need to use a system approach in the management of residue. This involves the integration of planting, nutrient application, and harvesting processes.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi, "Can residue be managed successfully with no-till?" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1252.
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