The many benefits of no-till farming

publication date: May 1, 2016
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Jonathan and Megan Leiss bought land in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, in 2013 to start Spring Forth Farm, a flower and vegetable farm. After 100 years of tobacco farming on the red clay, the soil organic matter registered a mere 0.5 percent. Improving the soil was their top priority. No-till practices, the couple decided, were the best way to accomplish it. They found mentors at Bare Mountain Farm in Oregon, a flower farm which transitioned to no-till methods five years ago.

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