Live from Avilla: Converting Agricultural Equipment for No-Till/Low-Till Farming

The Allen County (IN) Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a free live workshop on Converting Agricultural Equipment for No-Till/Low-Till Farming on April 13 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.. Conventional farming methods that turn over the top layer of soil before seeding promote soil erosion and an imbalance in soil health. No-till farming methods require special equipment (disc seeders or agricultural drills) that deliver the least soil disturbance possible. The benefits of no-till farming far outnumber those of tillage-based systems. It allows soil structure to stay intact and also protects the soil by leaving crop residue on the soil surface. Improved soil structure and soil cover increase the soil’s ability to absorb and infiltrate water, which in turn reduces erosion and runoff preventing pollution from entering nearby water sources. Continue reading Live from Avilla: Converting Agricultural Equipment for No-Till/Low-Till Farming