Nweke Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 217-250, 2018. ISSN: 2276-7770 Review Article Manuscript Number: 090618130 (DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.9.090618130) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Tillage in Agricultural Sustainability– A Review NWEKE I. A. Department of Soil Science Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State. Abstract Soil is the most precious gift of God to mankind and its proper management is a key to sustainable crop production and other life existence on this planet earth. In arable crops production soil tillage is usually noted for having greatest requirement for energy and labour consumption. Thus one of the important soil management is the proper amount and type of tillage system in use by the farmer, because the potential for erosion either by water or wind of a specific soil type depends largely on the number and types of tillage operations. Any method adopted must ensure the long – term productivity of soil, environmentally friendly and profitable. Tillage operations improve chemical, biochemical, biological, physical and hydro-physical properties of soils and these consequently increase soil water conservation and yield of crops. Surface sealing and roughness, crusting, hardpan and soil compaction reduce drastically with proper tillage operations of which will increase soil water storage and availability to crops. This paper reviewed various terms used for soil tillage its potentials and draw back in agricultural sustainability. Keywords: Aggregation, crop yield, soil characteristics, soil strength, tillage, water infiltration Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Post-Review Page] References Abid, M. and Lal, R. (2008). Tillage and drainage impact on soil quality, I. 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