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No-till cropping systems are based on the concept of keeping the soil covered at all times. They include the use of crop rotations, cover cropping, and planting into a seed slot created by coulters. The seed slot will include no more than 30 percent of the total soil surface. No-till will be practiced continuously without any additional tillage for seed bed preparation.

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Say "Yes" to No-Till

Farmers adopt no-till to increase their efficiency and profitability, as well as to improve their environmental stewardship.
 

 Benefits of no-till:

  • Increases profit by reducing costs associated with conventional tillage

  • Increases soil quality by increasing soil organic matter and moisture content

  • Saves fuel

  • Reduces soil erosion and runoff by keeping the soil covered

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Visit NRCS's new Energy Estimator for Tillage tool to Find out how much money you can save by converting to no-till.

 

Contact

Jeff McClellan Coordinator
PA No-Till Alliance
Pennsylvania State University
248 ASI Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814)863-4260

Mark Goodson Agronomist
One Credit Union Place, Suite 340
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2993
(717) 237-2146

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