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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

A review on long term effects of tillage on weed management

S Nandhakumar and T Saranraj
Tillage operations in various forms have been practiced from the very inception of growing plants. Primitive man used tools to disturb the soils for placing the seeds. The word tillage is derived from ‘Anglo-Saxon’ words Tilian and Teolian, meaning ‘to plough and prepare soil for seed to sow, to cultivate and to raise crops’. Jethrotull, who is considered as father of tillage suggested that thorough ploughing is necessary so as to make the soil into fine particles. Tillage is the mechanical manipulation of soil with tools and implements for obtaining conditions ideal for seed germination, seedling establishment and growth of crops. Tilth is the physical condition of soil obtained out of tillage (or) it is the result of tillage.
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How to cite this article:
S Nandhakumar and T Saranraj. A review on long term effects of tillage on weed management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 347-353.

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