Indianola Farmer A Pioneer In No-Till Practices

It wasn’t that long ago that farmers prepared their fields for planting by tilling the soil repeatedly and creating a pristine seed bed, much like preparing a backyard garden.
Today, reduced tillage—including no tillage at all—is considered a best management practice in an effort to preserve soil moisture, reduce erosion and improve soil health.  Leaving stalks, corncobs and leaves in the field—known as “residue”—is an important strategy in sustainable farming.

for full story see December 16 Courier

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