Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Conventional ploughing uses a mould-board plough, cultivating to a depth of around 20 cm. A number of methods can be used to reduce the depth or intensity of ploughing, such as layered cultivation, non-inversion tillage and conservation tillage. Such have been found to be beneficial for some farmland biodiversity (Holland & Luff 2000).
Holland J.M. & Luff M.L. (2000) The effects of agricultural practices on Carabidae in temperate agroecosystems. Integrated Pest Management Reviews, 5, 109-129.