Tillage: A sustainable agriculture practice

Earlier this week we were challenged with the task of coming up with a form of sustainable agriculture practice that is applicable for a global scale. My group chose to research and talk about tillage. We were given a small amount of time to come up with as much information as we could about the topic, and then we were to present our findings in front of our peers. I for one do not like having to speak in front of a group of people, but for the sake of the assignment and my groups mates, I went ahead and I did it anyways.

We were able to find quite a lot about the topic of tillage and how it affects farmlands. We focused on the natural, well-being, economic, and societal aspects of the topic. Before we could start researching for these specific factors we had to understand the different parts of the sustainability compass: nature, society, economy, and wellbeing. With this, my group mates and I found out that there are plenty of cons compared to pros when it comes to the topic of tillage. One of the main cons was that tillageĀ can cause a lot of soil loss. A source states that no-till or reduced till methods, which involve inserting seeds directly into undisturbed soil, can reduce erosion and improve soil health.

-mc

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