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Tennessee Natural Resources Conservation says Vertical Tillage Results in Loss of Productive Soil and May Result in Producers Being out of Compliance

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Nashville, TN – Since the mid-80’s, many Tennessee producers have implemented a no-till system on their land. The no-till system, which eliminates the use of full-width tillage equipment, provides both economical and conservation benefits to the producer.

Prior to the adoption of no-till, the degree of top soil loss was astounding.

Vertical tillage increases erosion, depletes organic matter, increases weed pressure in addition to reducing water infiltration and yield potential.

Vertical tillage increases erosion, depletes organic matter, increases weed pressure in addition to reducing water infiltration and yield potential.

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