Minimum Tillage is a production system in which soil cultivation is kept to the minimum necessary for crop establishment and growth.  The table below provides links to existing practical information on the use of minimum tillage in agriculture.

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 Title Language Country Format  Description  Organisation
Cultivation techniques to protect soils EN UK Fact sheet Provides steps to success and a farmer case study

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The Rivers Trusts

Minimum tillage EN UK Technical Note Technical requirements for minimum tillage and three farmer case studies

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 No-Till 101 EN USA Website American webpage with information on no-till systems.

No-Till Farmer's Summer Edition Highlights

No-till Farmer

         Minimum Tillage Guide

EN UK Guidance document Guidance on minimum tillage from Kuhn Farm Machinery company

Kuhn UK | Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer

Kuhn Farm Machinery

Minimum tillage EN UK Website  Provides detail on different min till options and effects of reduced tillage

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Economic and ecological benefits of reduced tillage in the UK  EN UK  Report   This report reviews the various benefits that can be achieved by reduced tillage

Agricology Podcast - Agricology | Listen Notes


Margin gains from reduced tillage costs  EN UK  Article   Lays out research covering different tillage options and its effects on crop margins

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To Plough or Not to Plough  EN UK  Briefing   Provides all current knowledge on both methods of conservation tillage

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Soil Association

Reduced Tillage: Farmer’s motivations and problems  EN UK  Video   Provides valuable insights into the motivations of farmers who have adopted reduced tillage and challenges they have encountered

Agricology Podcast - Agricology | Listen Notes


Minimum Tillage  EN UK  Technical notes   Provides key points to success using min till

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SAC Consulting

Agri-environmental indicator: Tillage Practices  EN EU  Article  Fact sheet of the European Union agri-environmental indicator tillage practices

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European Union

Action: Reduced Tillage  EN Europe  Website   Provides information on how reducing tillage can aid the environment, looking at different studies all over Europe

 ASA Partnership – Amphibian Survival Alliance 

Conservation Evidence

Reduced tillage in organic farming systems in Europe: lessons learnt from the TILMANORG project  EN/FR Europe/France



Provides insight into reducing tillage in organic farming systems 

 SolACE - INRAE - French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food  and the Environment, France