Conservation-tillage gaining ground

December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p25
Trade Publication
The article presents information about tillage. No-till, the most environmentally friendly production system, is used to the greatest extent, covering 62.4 million acres in 2004. By leaving the crop residue and reducing or eliminating tillage trips, farmers protect the soil from water and wind erosion, conserve moisture, reduce runoff, improve wildlife habitat and limit output of labor fuel and machinery. Today there is more conservation in agriculture than ever before. More American farmers are choosing environmentally responsible management, protecting the land and improving the efficiency of their operations while adding to their bottom line.


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