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Indiana’s No-Till Farming Revolution

No-Till Farming Revolution Grows in Indiana
Science News by NewsLook

“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.

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10:32AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

interesting

2:24PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

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,

5:56AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

I can't wait until my garden starts producing!

11:34PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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.

7:33PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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

5:11PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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

12:05PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

interesting.

3:29AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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

6:11PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Thanks

2:21PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

i have heard of this kind of farming but did not understand it really. your post has helped me "get it" more.

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