Description of practice

Strip tillage is a soil cultivation practice that limits tillage to strips of land in which a crop is planted. The inter-strip area is not tilled with benefits for soil structure, moisture conservation, erosion control, prevention of weeds, and operational cost savings.

Examples of how to use strip tillage Further information
(see Note below)

AMP10 01

Maize strip tillage

Soil strips 30 cm wide are cultivated and sown with maize seeds. The area between strips is left with a protective vegetation cover.


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AMP10 02

Strip tillage conservation farming

A strip of soil is loosened with a strip tillage tool pulled by a draft animal to reduce soil disturbance and improve soil and water conservation.


»WOCAT technology 1187


AMP10 03

Strip tillage wheat cultivation

Wheat is sown in rows with using a strip tiller machine immediately after rice harvesting so that retained soil moisture can germinate the wheat seeds.


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