No-Till Fields


Well today farmer Drew rolled the tractor out to the cover crop fields of wheat and vetch to prepare the field for a squash crop. Instead of preparing the field like he would for any other crop, the squash field is a no-till operation. No-till is useful for soil conservation and adds nutrients to the soil to help facilitate natural plant growth. To prep a field without plowing it, Uncle Drew pulls a large grooved roller behind the tractor to flatten and crimp the cover crop. After the cover crop is crimped it begins to decompose into the soil, thus providing the necessary nutrients for the coming squash crop. I will post pictures and video following the no-till preparation in action.

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