By RF Meyer 

Extension Spotlight

Tillage with no-till?


January 19, 2022

Almost three million acres of Colorado farmland employs no-till strategies and this acreage is expected to continue to increase. No-till farming has continued to gain momentum in the state due to a number of positive factors associated with this technique. Benefits of no-till include decreased soil erosion, increase soil moisture retention, decrease in fuel usage associated with tillage, decreased labor costs from not tilling, increased soil carbon and increased soil organic matter. Most of these benefits result in increases to farm income. However, crop production issues with no-till a...

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