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Practice Code: 345
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Mulch tillage is the practice of managing the amount, orientation and distribution of plant residues on the soil surface throughout the year round.
Farming with Crop Residues, a brochure published by the NRCS, presents photographs of various percentages of ground cover that can be expected using different tillage techniques.
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Conservation Crop Rotation (328)
Cover Crop (340)
Mulching (with organic materials) (484)
Mulching (with plastic) (484)
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed (329)
Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till (346)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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