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His back was sore from tilling the soil all day To till means to carry?
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How is the tilling of soil useful for the crops growing in it?
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What are the different methods of soil preparation?
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Why is it necessary to till the soil before planting a garden?
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In harvest moon do you get adamantite by tilling soil are breaking rocks?
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What are 3 methods that preserve the fertility of topsoil?
Crop Rotation Harvesting the same crops consecutively can lead to toxins that build up in the soil and cause an imbalance in the fertility demands of the soil. These damaging effects can be prevented by growing different crops on the soil in different seasons 3. Till-less Farming Tilling, or plowing the soil, is one way of preparing it for planting. Tilling leads to compacted soil and loss of organic matter that is vital for growth. Simply not tilling the soil prevents this. Proper Soil Irrigation If topsoil is left dry at the surface, it becomes susceptible to erosion by wind. Ensuring that the land is properly irrigated at the surface can prevent this.
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Why is it important to aerate?
Aeration improves movement of water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide through your soil which is important for not only plant roots, but also for microbes and other soil biota that also help move nutrients around for your plants. But, don't aerate too much with tilling. Tilling increases soil erosion and aslo nutrient leaching.
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What is importance of tilling in soil?
In recent agronomy, tilling is not one of the best farming practices anymore. Tilling involve digging about a spade deep, and putting the soil back in the ground, but inverting the top and bottom layers. Both layers contain different sets of organisms, for instance aerobic bacteria that require oxygen in the top soil, and anaerobic bacteria in the bottom layer. You basically kill most of both kinds every time you till. Tilling is a great mechanical way to get rid of weeds, as they will decompose when put upside down under the ground with no sunlight available, but it is currently viewed as bringing about a few flaws, among which: Soil compaction: Tilling means heavy equipment will compact the soil in a job that is now viewed as unnecessary. Plant roots can't penetrate the bottom soil easily and it stresses the plants and reduce productivity. Tillage pan: Because tilling always happen at the same depth, a watertight crust forms at the level separating the tilled soil from the still soil. This layer makes it harder for the plants to break through or for the nutrients to penetrate deep. Erosion: A tilled soil is totally exposed to the action of rain without protection. Such naked soil is more likely to run off and erode. More and more American farmers have adopted the "no-till" cultural practice, which consists in leaving the soil as it is after harvest, or maybe planting green manure, and planting the new crop directly in the soil that still has the stubbles of the old crop in it. However, no-till relies heavily on genetically modified plants that produce their own pesticide in order to reduce the number of tractor passages. The Fukuoka method of farming is an organic gardening method that does not use tillage, but it does not suit intensive organic farming.
What are the advantage of the pre-sowing tilling activities?
The advantages of the 'Pre-sowing tilling' activities are as follows: 1)The land is ploughed deep so the soil is turned up, it makes the soil friable and suitable for growing crops.Weeding becomes easier. The stubble and roots of previous crops become loose and are picked out. After that the soil is evened out and the land is ready for sowing. 2)Loosening the soil exposes the germs and insects in it to the sun and thus kills them. Ploughing also helps to aerate the soil, that is it helps air to enter deeper into the soil. 3)Loose soil prevents water from flowing away from the surface and helps it to percolate into the soil.
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Should the ground be wet or dry when rotor tilling?
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How can soil fertility be maintained?