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Transitioning toward no-till: how one farm is reducing tillage in phases

publication date: Aug 1, 2020
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If you’ve been a subscriber to Growing For Market (or even if you haven’t), you’re probably familiar with the many advantages of no-till agriculture. No-till methods can reduce a farm’s carbon footprint, promote complex soil biology, and preserve and build organic matter.

I started to wonder if there was a place for no-till on my farm. Reducing tillage may not give me all the benefits of a completely no-till system, but it seems a more achievable goal than completely reinventing my farm from the ground up. With tillage reduction, I can get some of the benefits of no-till and some of the benefits of tillage. I can gradually work toward a system that might offer the best of both worlds.

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