TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Ron
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Southwest Farm Press;5/20/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 13, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
50841277

 

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