Conservation Tillage Systems in the Southeast

Production, Profitability and Stewardship

SARE Outreach
2020 | 310 pages
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Conservation Tillage Systems in the Southeast: Production, Profitability and Stewardship is a comprehensive guide on conservation tillage systems for farms in the southeastern United States, providing information on the core components of conservation tillage systems as well as addressing regional considerations. The geographic coverage of the book examines these systems from southern Virginia to the panhandle of Florida and from the Atlantic Coast to eastern Mississippi (excluding the Mississippi Delta). The book takes an agricultural systems approach to understanding conservation tillage systems, recognizing that the different components of conservation tillage systems are interrelated. It includes chapters on the management of cover crops, water, nutrients, weeds, insect pests and nematodes, as well as crop selection and rotation, livestock integration and economics.