A technique used to plant seed or plants in the soil without turning over the soil (i.e., no ploughing or discing). This technique helps reduce soil erosion and seed-bank germination.
a conservation tillage system in which the surface is disturbed only in the immediate area of the planted seed row. The disturbed area is approximately 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) wide. Weeds are controlled primarily by herbicides.
Planting in a seedbed left undisturbed since the previous harvest. Weeds controlled primarily with herbicides.