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Describe five reasons of carrying out minimum tillage in agriculture production.

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  • to reduce cost of production.
  • To control soil erosion e.g through mulching and cover cropping
  • to maintain soil structure .continuous cultivation destroys soil structure and should be avoided.
  • conserve soil moisture ie.soil is not exposed to strong sun heat there reducing evaporation
  • Prevent the distribution of the roots underground structures
  • Prevent exposure of humus to adverse conditions eg strong sun heat which can cause volatilization.
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