Quality No-tillage System: The Importance of the Use of Cover Species in Reducing Compaction and Soil and Water Losses Due to Erosion

  •  Bruna de Villa    
  •  Deonir Secco    
  •  Luciene Kazue Tokura    
  •  Aracéli Ciotti de Marins    
  •  Pablo Chang    
  •  Simone Andreia Roehrs    
  •  Bruno Borges Ferreira    
  •  Lucas da Silveira    
  •  Matheus Schmidt    
  •  Claudia Borgmann    
  •  Diandra Ganascini    
  •  Vitória Regina Morello Gongora    
  •  Laís Fernanda Juchem do Nascimento    


Water and soil losses due to surface runoff depend on rainfall intensity and periods, vegetation cover, slope, and ramp length, in addition to conservation practices. The implementation of a quality planting system for the effective control of erosion while avoiding the disintegration of the soil structure by the direct impact of dropping is of paramount importance. Nevertheless, the current no-tillage system has led to the emergence of compacted layers in the soil, which reduce water infiltration, favoring surface runoff. Thus, it is necessary to optimize the use of soil cover species, aiming at reducing compaction and, subsequently, losses of water and soil that flow superficially. The purpose of this study is to highlight the importance of using a quality management system to reduce soil and water losses due to erosion caused by compaction. Furthermore, it is hoped that the study may contribute to the guidance of the best use and management of the soil for farmers.

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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9752
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  • Started: 2009
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