trash farming

trash farming

n
(Agriculture) US cultivation by leaving stubble, etc, on the surface of the soil to serve as a mulch
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On the other hand keeping the trash without burning is called trash mulching or trash farming (Mulkins, 2000).
Keeping in view the environmental pollution, soil fertility and biodiversity loss, future studies should focus on some alternative of trash burning e.g., trash farming (removing trash three months before harvesting) (Mulkins, 2000), mixing trash with bagasse for electricity generation (Ripoli et al., 2000) and early decomposition of trash with the help of effective microbes (Ashraf et al.,2007).
Summer fallowing, which is unsuited to low-moisture areas, was abandoned in favour of "trash farming," that is, light surface tilling that left weeds and stubble to hold the soil together and prevent drift.