no-tillage

or no-till

[ noh-til-ij or noh-til ]
/ ˈnoʊˈtɪl ɪdʒ or ˈnoʊˈtɪl /

noun

the planting of crops by direct seeding without plowing, using herbicides as necessary to control weeds.

Nearby words

  1. no-smoking,
  2. no-stick,
  3. no-strike,
  4. no-strings,
  5. no-sweat,
  6. no-trump,
  7. no-win,
  8. no-win situation,
  9. no.,
  10. no. 1

Origin of no-tillage

First recorded in 1965–70


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British Dictionary definitions for no-tillage

no-tillage

noun

a system of farming in which planting is done in a narrow trench, without tillage, and weeds are controlled with herbicide
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