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Abstract

Over a 3-year test period a system of multiple cropping using minimum tillage was compared with conventional methods. The minimum tillage operation consisted of rebuilding raised beds in November of each year and planting successive crops with no preparation beyond that required to remove residues of the preceding crop. Using a cropping sequence of crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum), sweet corn (Zea mays, cv. Aristogold Bantam Evergreen), and southern peas (Vigna sinensis, cv. Calhoun Purple Hull), yields obtained with minimum tillage were equal or superior to those obtained using conventional methods. In addition, minimum tillage left enough time annually to produce a fourth crop of Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris, cv. Earlytop 16).

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