Why No-Till Conversion is the Best for Your Field
No-till farming is one of the best ways to protect your soil and the environment, today. With no-till, you grow your field from year to year without disturbing your soil through tillage. Every year, your fertile topsoil is worn away by wind and rain at alarming rates. No-till conversion helps to combat this. No-till will help preserve topsoil, reduce labor costs, and maintain the beauty of your turfgrass.
How it Works
With no-till conversion, you get rid of the conventional way of ‘tilling’ the soil. You’ll simply plant right through the residue of past plantings (even leaving the weeds). Slots are cut into the earth and then equipment follows behind and plants the seeds. Machinery will then close those openings and the field is planted.
Benefits of No Till
The benefits of no-till conversions include:
- An increased crop yield each year. This is due to the moisture conservation, reduced erosion, and improved soil content that comes from no till.
- With no-till, nutrients within the soil are better managed and there are fewer pests.
- You will see reduced labor, fuel and equipment costs because there is less work involved than when the fields are actually tilled.
- The environment benefits as well. No till improves both soil and water quality, improves the environment’s biodiversity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions