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Farming technology - No-till the Argentina norm

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No-till farming was linked to the future of sustainable, global food production by visiting Argentinean specialist Andres Begnis when he spoke at the 2007 WA No-Till Farmers Association (WANTFA) Conference in Fremantle... Mr Begnis, from the Argentine No-Till Farmers Association (AAPRESID), told WA growers that in Argentina the practice was conserving soil and soil moisture in dry areas and arresting land degradation... Mr Begnis told the conference that Argentinian growers have been practising no-till since the late 1970s, with a dramatic uptake of the system in 1993, when it was adapted to local conditions - silt to clay loam and sandy soils and an average annual rainfall ranging from 500 to 1000 millimetres...
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