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No Till Notes: Water Conservation, Part 5


In previous articles I have visited about a systems approach we incorporate on our farm to conserve our groundwater pumping. The key components for us are managing our soil and residues so the soil can infiltrate and store as much moisture as possible.

We have also incorporated a dynamic crop rotation of winter wheat followed by a diverse forage crop, dry edible beans, corn and field peas. We are producing the diverse forage crop following our winter wheat harvest to add more carbon into the system to improve the organic matter and overall health of the soils we have on our farm.

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