Low till agriculture

Code: 
A07
Sector: 
Agriculture
The complete description of the NWRM: 
Summary: 

Low till agriculture, also known as conservation or reduced till applies to arable land. It consists of a combination of a crop harvest which leaves at least 30% of crop residue on the soil surface, during the critical soil erosion period and some surface work (low till). This slows water movement, which reduces the amount of soil erosion and potentially leads to greater infiltration.

Possible benefits with level: 
Benefits Levelsort descending
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure High
ES1 - Water storage Low
ES5 - Climate change adaptation and mitigation Low
ES10 - Recreational opportunities Low
PO12 - More sustainable agriculture and forestry Low
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss Low
BP7 - Increase soil water retention Medium
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery Medium
BP11 - Improve soils Medium
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge Medium
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants Medium
PO3 - Improving status of hydromorphology quality elements Medium
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Medium
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks Medium
Last updated: 08 Jun 2015 | Top