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4423Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: double digging

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  • Judy Hayes
    Aug 3, 2004
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      Thank you for those links!
      Judy Lynn
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ingrid Bauer/Jean-Claude Catry" <instinct@...>
      To: <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 8:56 PM
      Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Re: double digging


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      > > I would love to see these numbers you are referring to. I have heard so
      > > much about the negatives of tilling, and have avoided doing so in my new
      > > garden, it is a hard clay soil and I am planting a cover crop to help
      > build
      > > the soil up. I was explaining why I havent tilled to a couple of good
      > > friends of mine, one of which has a degree in something agricultural
      > > related, I cant remember what at this time... and he told me that its
      the
      > > only way I will be able to work organic material into my soil... I would
      > > like to share some hard data with my friends. Thank you in advance
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      > what is aggreagate ?
      > http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/files/sq_eig_1.pdf
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      > an accessible way to measure agreggate stability of your soil
      > http://www.mandakzerotill.org/book19/s005.html
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      > an overview of no till farming in the context of conventional agriculture
      > http://www.rolf-derpsch.com/notill.htm
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      > comparative numbers in a conventional no-till farm
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      > http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/Research.html
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      > fields not tilled for over 10 years 62,3 %
      > fields tlled in the last 10 years 18,1 %
      > jean-claude
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