Reduced and No-Till

WHAT IS NO-TILL FARMING?

No-till farming (also called zero tillage or direct drilling) is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. 

Seeds are planted using a no-till drill or no-till planter through last years residue and cover crops.  

 

ADVANTAGES OF NO-TILL?

No-till is one of the key practices of soil health management systems.  The benefits of no-till grow over time and spread far beyond your farm. With no-till, you can improve water quality by prevented erosion. Your soil structure will remain intact, able to absorb more water and handle heavy rain. No-till keeps your soil on your field and out of the watershed.  

 

And if those aren’t enough reasons to “keep the stubble,” Sass proffers some bottom-line benefits for farmers, too: No-till will save you time and money. You’ll spend less time on your tractor. You’ll use less fuel. You’ll have less wear and tear on your equipment. No-till is a win-win for your soil and for your pocketbook.

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Staff at North Jersey RC&D have experience helping farmers transition from conventional tillage to no-till.  Contact us for a consultation

 

MORE RESOURCES?

 

No-Till: Quiet Revolution

Better Soil with No-Till

Planting in the Green

Planter/Drill Considerations

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P.O. Box 117
Asbury, NJ 08802

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