Chapter 5

Soil Tillage in Organic Farming Systems


1. Al-Kaisi, Mahdi M. and Mark Hanna. 2008. Consider the Strip-Tillage Alternative. Iowa State University, Iowa State University Extension: Ames, Iowa. Publication 1901c.
2. Baker, Brian. 2012. Organic Practice Guide. In: Organic Production Handbook (Karen McSwain, ed.). Pittsboro, North Carolina: Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.
3. Baldwin, Keith R. 2009. Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms. Center for Environmental Farming Systems: Raleigh, North Carolina. Version 063005.
4. Bates, Gary and H. Paul Denton. 2009. No-till Establishment of Forage Crops. The University of Tennessee, Agricultural Extension Office: Knoxville, Tennessee. Publication SP435-C.
5. Bellows, Barbara C. 2005. Soil Management: National Organic Program Regulations. Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA): Fayetteville, Arkansas.
6. Coleman, Pamela. 2012. Guide for Organic Crop Producers. Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA): Fayetteville, Arkansas.
7. Davies, Gareth and Margi Lennartsson, eds. 2005. Organic Vegetable Production: A Complete Guide. The Crowood Press: Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
8. Dimitri, Carolyn, Loni Kemp, Jane Sooby, and Elizabeth Sullivan. 2012. Organic Farming for Health and Prosperity. Organic Farming and Research Foundation: Santa Cruz, California.
9. Dulker, Sjoerd and Joyce C. Myers. 2006. Steps Toward a Successful Transition to No-Till. The Pennsylvania State University, Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension: University Park, Pennsylvania.
10. Dulker, Sjoerd. 2015. Soil Physical Properties and Management. In: Penn State Organic Crop Production Guide (White, Charlie White, Mary Barbercheck, and William Curran, eds.). State College, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University. Publication: AGRS-124.
11. Grisso, Robert, David Holshouer, and Robert Pitman. 2009. Planter/Drill Considerations for Conservation Tillage Systems. Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service: Blacksburg, Virginia. Publication 442-457.
12. Hoorman, James J., Alan Sundermeier, Rafiq Islam, and Randall Reeder. 2009. Using Cover Crops to Convert to No-till. Ohio State University Extension: Columbus, Ohio. Fact Sheet SAG-11-09.
13. Kruze, John S. 2012. Fertilizer and Lime. In: Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook (Kevin D. Norton and Chis Coreil, eds.), Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center: Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Publication 3216.
14. Leep, Richard, Dan Undersander, Paul Peterson, Doo-Hong Min, Timothy Harrigan, and Jerry Grigar. 2003. Steps in Successful No-till Establishment of Forages. Michigan State University, Michigan State University Extension: East Lansing, Michigan. Publication E-2880.
15. Luna, John and Mary Staben. 2003. Using Strip Tillage in Vegetable Production Systems in Western Oregon. Oregon State University, Extension Service: Corvallis, Oregon. Publication EM 8824.
16. Magdoff, Fred and Harold Van Es. 2009. Building Soils for Better Crops: Sustainable Soil Management. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE): College Park, Maryland.
17. McGuire, Andy. 2011. High Residue Farming under Irrigation: Strip-till. Washington State University, Washington State Extension: Pullman, Washington. Publication EM036E.
18. Mitchell, Jeff, Anil Shrestha, Marsha Campbell-Mathews, Dino Giacomazzi, Sham Goyal, Dennis Bryant, and Israel Hererra. 2009. Strip-Tillage in California’s Central Valley. University of California, University of California Cooperative Extension: Davis, California. Publication 8361.
19. Murray, J.R., J.N. Tullberg, and B.B. Basnet. 2006. Planters and their Components. The University of Queensland, School of Agronomy and Horticulture: Brisbane, Australia.
20. Norberg, O.Steve. 2010. Strip Tillage for High-residue Irrigated Cropping Systems. Oregon State University, Oregon State University Extension: Corvallis, Oregon. Publication EM9009.
21. Nowatzki, John, Greg Endres, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, and Dwight Aakre. 2011. Strip Till for Field Crop Production. North Dakota State University, North Dakota State University Extension Service: Fargo, North Dakota. Publication. AE-1370.
22. Taylor, Randy and Mark Schrock. 2009. No-till Equipment. In: No-till Cropping Systems in Oklahoma (Janelle Malone and Gale Hiner, eds.), Oklahoma State University: Stillwater, Oklahoma.
23. Thomason, Wade E., Rod R. Youngman, E. Scott Hagood, Erik L. Stromberg, Mark M. Alley, and W.G. Wysor. 2009. Successful No-Tillage Corn Production. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Cooperative Extension: Blacksburg, Virginia. Publication 424-030.
24. Williams, A.G., Audsley, E. & Sandars, D.L. 2006. Energy and Environmental Burdens of Organic and Non-organic Agriculture and Horticulture. Aspects of Applied Biology, 79.

Click on the following topics for more information on soil tillage in organic farming systems.