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Agriculture, Volume 7, Issue 4 (April 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Organic farming has known benefits, but managing weeds and cover crops in semi-arid environments [...] Read more. Organic farming has known benefits, but managing weeds and cover crops in semi-arid environments without herbicides, while preserving soil quality, is a challenge. The potential of integrating crop and livestock production to reduce tillage intensity is being tested using three management treatments: conventional no-till, tilled-organic, and grazed/reduced-till organic. Preliminary results highlight the agronomic potential of integration to reduce tillage intensity; however, observed yield and economic penalties represent barriers necessitating further research. View this paper