Review of current knowledge on strip-till cultivation…

Review of current knowledge on strip-till cultivation and possibilities of its popularization in PolandMarcin Różewicz

Abstract: In this review paper strip-till has been characterized from the point of view of the latest scientific research and practical justification of the advisability of using and popularizing this cultivation method in Poland for various crop species. Analysis of scientific literature has shown that strip-till has a beneficial effect on crops and soil properties. It reduces the number of tillage operations, and thus labour costs and fuel consumption. Further improvement of strip-till cultivation should be related to the improvement of seeding units designed for this cultivation technology, as well as to the implementation of precision farming solutions related to the application of fertilizers and their effective use by plants. In connection with the implementation of cultivation technologies improving soil quality and reducing the negative impact of agriculture on the environment, strip-till technology has a chance to be much more widely used in Poland and may replace traditional plough tillage.

Keywords: cultivation systems, soil cultivation, soil protection, carbon sequestration, carbon farming