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By J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart, S. B. Hornick, R. P. Singh (auth.), R. P. Singh, J. F. Parr, B. A. Stewart (eds.)

From the start of agriculture till approximately 1950, elevated foodstuff creation got here virtually solely from increasing the cropland base. due to the fact 1950, notwithstanding, the yield in line with unit of land quarter for significant plants has elevated dramatically. a lot of the rise in yields was once as a result of elevated inputs of power. among 1950 and 1985, the farm tractor fleet quadrupled, international irrigated quarter tripled, and use of fertilizer elevated ninefold. among 1950 and 1985, the complete strength utilized in international agriculture elevated 6. nine instances. Irrigation performed a very vital function within the swift elevate in foodstuff construction among 1950 and 1985. The world's irrigated land in 1950 totaled ninety four million hectares yet elevated to one hundred forty million by way of 1960, to 198 million by way of 1970, and to 271 million hectares in 1985. despite the fact that, the present price of enlargement has slowed to below 1 % in line with yr. the area inhabitants maintains to extend and agricultural creation via the yr 2000 must be 50 to 60% more than in 1980 to fulfill calls for. This endured call for for nutrients and fiber, coupled with the pointy decline within the development cost of irrigation improvement, implies that a lot of the extra agricultural construction in years to come needs to come from cultivated land that's not irrigated. Agricultural construction should be improved within the arid and semiarid areas simply because those areas make up gigantic components in constructing international locations the place populations are quickly rising.

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O. Drawer 10, Bushland, TX 79012. 1990 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc. w. Unger 28 X. Summary and Conclusions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. Accomplishments ....................................... B. Needs............................................. References .................................................... 59 59 60 61 I. Introduction "Conservation tillage is not a panacea, but it is one of the best ways yet found to meet our national priorities of soil and water conservation" (Meyers, 1983).

B. Type of Conservation Tillage Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . C. Purpose of This Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II. Conservation Tillage Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III. Weed Control ............................................. A. Weed Control with Tillage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. Weed Control with Herbicides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. Weed Control with Crop Rotations .........................

Water Conservation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V. Crop Growth, Yields, and Water Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . A. Growth and Yields ...................................... B. Water Use and Use Efficiency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VI. Soil Erosion and Environmental Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . A. Wind Erosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. Water Erosion. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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