No-till and reduced tillage are methods of establishing crops with minimum soil disturbance, in contrast to conventional tillage involving ploughing or other cultivation practices. No-till can deliver benefits in many, though not all, situations including improved soil quality and retention of water in soil for use by crops. This has a clear advantage in dry regions of the world.
No-till usually leads to an increase in the concentration of organic matter....
BBSRC news release reported by the BBSRC's newsletter 'News from BBSRC - August 2014' (13/8/2014).
BBSRC is the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK).
The entire news article can be read on the website of the (BBSRC): http://bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2 ... hange.aspx