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Table 7 Intermediate intensity tillage descriptions (from no tillage versus intermediate tillage comparisons)

From: How does tillage intensity affect soil organic carbon? A systematic review

Intermediate intensity tillage descriptions Number of studies
Chisel tillage 56
Disk tillage 40
Chisel and disk 16
Not stated 7
Cultivator 6
Heavy duty cultivator 4
Disk and harrow 4
Heavy disk plough, harrow and rotavator 3
Cultivator or disk harrow 3
Rotavator 2
Chisel, disk and field cultivator 2
Offset disk and scarifier 2
Tine cultivator 2
Spring-tined cultivator 1
Multiple disk tillage 1
Sweep plough 1
Rototill 1
One cultivation 1
Blade cultivator, single pass 1
Heavy duty cultivator, 5–6 passes 1
Disk and mulch treader 1
Chisel, disk and rotary tiller 1
Double disk tillage 1
Heavy duty cultivator, disk and harrow 1
Disk and scarifier 1
Rotary harrow 1
Rotary field cultivator 1
Chisel, disk and spring tine 1
Cultivator (grubber) 1
Tandem disk 1
Undercutter and fallow master 1
Cultivator (disk coulters in combination with a spiker roller) 1
Rotary tiller (aggressive tillage) 1
Tined implements 1
Roto-till, sweep, disk and chisel 1
3 cultivations 1
Dual-layer tillage with a chisel and light secondary tillage (15 cm) 1
Heavy duty cultivator, sweep and harrow 1
Harrow 1
No till with one chisel every 3 years 1
Mouldboard plough or rotovator 1
Rigid tine cultivator 1
Chisel and cultivator 1
Grubber 1
Chisel and field cultivator 1