Indiana’s No-Till Farming Revolution

“No-till farming” is gaining ground in the United States. Funded in part by government subsidies, this technique restores nutrients to the soil while reducing nitrate leakage into groundwater — and is saving farmers money, too. Photo Credit: soa2002 via Flickr.

No-Till Farming Revolution Grows in Indiana
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24 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webber2 years ago

Live long and prosper!

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Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P4 years ago

interesting

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Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago

The farm I worked on as a kid in the 70's used no till farming the problem with it now is the dependance on chemicals to keep the ground fertal and weeds out. back before round up we would walk 100's of acres chopping cane and weeds out with large knives. now 1 man with spray and a tractor can kill far more. bad practice now,

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Christine C.
Christine C4 years ago

I can't wait until my garden starts producing!

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Bob Stuart
Bob Stuart4 years ago

There's organic no-till, where you pluck the weeds and try to crowd them out with useful plants. Commercial no-till depends on herbicides and fertilizers in ever-increasing doses.

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Chad A.
Chad A4 years ago

This is a technique that has been around for some time and it is good to see it gaining ground.

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Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia4 years ago

maybe farmers saving money means healthy foods in the stores will be cheaper

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Erika M.
Erika M4 years ago

interesting.

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Magdalen B.
Magdalen B4 years ago

Anything that will reduce digging...........

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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago

Thanks

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