Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 3, Pages: 238-242
Ouezou Yaovi Azouma
Université de Lomé, Ecole Supérieure d’Agronomie – Département de Génie rural et Machinisme agricole, BP 1515 Lomé – Togo;
Centre de Recherche sur la Mécanisation de l’Agriculture au Togo (CRMAT), BP 1515 ESA/UL, Lomé - Togo
The mulch, green manure is an effective means against erosion. This organic matter increases the retention of rainwater and improves the fertility of the soil. In order to achieve these goals, this study designed and tried out the ploughshare without mouldboard, "AZ-1". This tool which ploughs the soil without turning it over constitutes a contribution to the environmental protection in tropical zone and to the energy saving. It is an alternative solution to direct drilling consecutive with no-tillage.
Keywords: Togo, tropical zone; mulch; erosion; plough share without mouldboard; no-tillage.
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