Document Type: Review Article

Authors

1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Soil Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Soil Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Conservative agriculture is considered an alternative to tackle the need for increased agricultural production based on sustainable agriculture activities with the aim of increasing production and product stability along with preserving the environment. Tillage is one of the most important factors affecting soil structure. Appropriate tillage systems vary with local conditions, such as climate, soil type, type of plant residues, tensile strength, and so on. Understanding the components of the aggregate sustainability controller is very important for maintaining soil structure. This review paper discusses the role of tillage in aggregate stability and soil structure to reach conservative agriculture development. Considering the advantages of conservation tillage, it is better to use this kind of tillage for sustainable agriculture development. Based on the analysis of the available literature, it can be concluded that the conservation tillage also enhances soil structural stability through its positive effects on soil moisture and organic matter. Less soil disturbance, which is the characteristic of conservation tillage, has positive effects on soil properties and soil processes, which interact in a complex way, and they all together contribute to enhancing soil quality.

Highlights

  • Conservative agriculture is considered an alternative to tackle the need for increased agricultural production based on sustainable agriculture activities.
  • This review paper discusses the role of tillage in aggregate stability and soil structure to reach conservative agriculture development.
  • Considering the advantages of conservation tillage, it is better to use this kind of tillage for sustainable agriculture development

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