TITLE

Conservation-tillage gaining ground

PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;12/15/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15375484

 

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