Many producers have shifted from conventional tillage to more economical and environmental conservation tillage. As drought heats up in many crop-producing states, farming practices like conservation tillage will be critical components for sustainable operations. But what do the different types of tillage actually mean?
Here’s a breakdown:
• Intensive tillage: leaves less than 15% crop residue on fields.
• Reduced tillage: leave between 15% and 30% of crop residue.
• Conservation tillage: aims to leave at least 30% of crop residue on fields.
• No-till: leaves soil undisturbed, leaving all residue on the soil surface.
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