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Vol. 12, Special Issue 9 (2023)

Minimum tillage a futuristic approach: Review

Kripanarayan Shukla, Pankaj Gupta, Ghanshyam Panwar, RS Godhani, Shubham Dhakad and Gaurav Kumar
Modern agriculture now has a feasible and sustainable method known as minimum tillage. Due to its multiple advantages for the environment and agriculture, minimum tillage practices are becoming a growing trend among farmers worldwide. Reduced soil erosion, enhanced soil health, increased water infiltration, and higher crop yields can all result from the use of minimum tillage practices. The natural soil structure and the microorganisms that live there may be preserved with minimal soil disturbance during tillage, which is important for nutrient cycling and sustaining soil fertility. Furthermore, adopting minimum tillage practices can lead to a noteworthy reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, thereby modifying their contribution to climate change, since it necessitates fewer passes of machinery in the field. Minimum tillage practices also reduce labour costs and fuel consumption, thereby lowering production costs and increasing profits for farmers. However, minimum tillage practices require careful planning, as farmers need to choose the appropriate equipment and techniques to suit their specific soil and climatic conditions. Crop rotation, cover crops, and other soil conservation techniques must also be used by farmers to ensure the long-term viability of their land. Additionally, farmers who are used to using conventional tillage methods may need to change their thinking in order to adopt minimum tillage practices. Minimum tillage practices can provide significant benefits for the environment, agriculture, and the economy. Their adoption can help promote sustainable agriculture and contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change. Education and outreach programs can help farmers understand the benefits of minimum tillage practices and provide support to ensure their long-term success.
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How to cite this article:
Kripanarayan Shukla, Pankaj Gupta, Ghanshyam Panwar, RS Godhani, Shubham Dhakad and Gaurav Kumar. Minimum tillage a futuristic approach: Review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 1078-1084.
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