A. EL TITI (ed.) 2003. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Hardback, 367 pp. $109.95. ISBN 0-8493-1228-0.

Soil Tillage in Agroecosystems addresses soil tillage for agricultural management in temperate regions. The authors argue that tillage, or the lack thereof, is central to most management systems and thus to sustainability. They discuss positive aspects of reduced or conservation tillage, which for most management systems does not mean a reduction in productivity—conservation tillage systems can have the same or even more yield than conventional systems. Reduced tillage and no-tillage are appropriate topics to revisit during these times of concern about rising fuel costs...

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