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No Till Farming
Transcript of No Till Farming
No Till Farming
No till farming is an alternative source of cultivation and tillage of the soil.
What is No Till
How Do You Do That
A true no-till system avoids disturbing the soil with tools like chisel plows, field cultivators, disks, and plows. It directly plants the seeds
The Cost of No Till
A no till drill can cost any where from $5,000 to $125,000 depending on the size and the amount of automation it has.
No Till Farming is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage.
Who Dos This?
Almost every type of crop is suitable for
the no till process there for most farmers and ranchers can have the ability to use this process
A No-Till field
Pros to no till.
Labor can be reduced by 30 to 50%.
Diesel expenses can be reduced by 30 to 50% also.
Wear and tear on the equipment is reduced.
soil erosion is usually reduced by 90%.
The soil retains more moisture because of reduced rates of evaporation.
Cons to no-till
Farmers require greater management skills
special equipment is needed to plant seeds directly in crop residues.
Its not suitable for all crops.
Populations of crop destroying rodents and insects tend to be greater.
Weed populations are usually greater therefore competition for water and nutrients rise.