• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 3, Pages: 238-242

Original Article

Design of a ploughshare without mouldboard: an alternative solution to the no-tillage in tropical zone


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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