No-till saves water,labor on West Texas corn farm

Smith, Ron
May 2010
Southwest Farm Press;5/20/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 13, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents the no-till production system applied by Roy Carlson in his corn farm in Hereford, Texas due to the declining water table. It states that there is an increase in organic matter, fertility level, water holding capacity and yield and there is less labor and energy requirement upon using the system. In addition, the low energy precision application (LEPA) irrigation system is also practiced apart from the no-till production system as a method for conservation.


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