Similar term(s): low-till ploughing.
Low till refers to an agricultural planting practice - generally using a
"planter" or "seed drill" - in which disturbance of the soil is kept to a
minimum. The structure of the top-soil which determines the water-holding
capacity of the soil and the ease of new plants to put down roots is thus
In contrast, in conventional farming practices a field is ploughed to aerate
the soil and remove traces of the previous crop before planting occurs. This may
be detrimental to the quality of the soil and delay replanting.
Español: Agricultura de bajo laboreo
Français: Agriculture à faible labour