No-till notes — 20 years of education, part 2


There was a gradual progression on our farm to adopting a no-till cropping system. Our father passed on to us the value of conservation farming practices. He worked closely with University of Nebraska researchers and allowed them to do research on our farm studying stubble mulching practices and soil erosion on our farm.

We continued down this path of trying to leave more residues in the field in our winter wheat/summer fallow rotation. Cheatgrass was always a problem, and at the time the best way to control this problem weed was to plow, which we did occasionally.

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