- Advantages of No-Till Explained in Amherst
Posted: June 10, 2009 05:50 AM
Updated: June 10, 2009 05:50 AM
Advantages of No-Till Explained in Amherst
Working less and producing more; a solid business model that brought
central Nebraska farmers to Amherst Wednesday.
The No-Till on the Plains Whirlwind Expo came to town where
cultivators of the earth learn how to improve their efficiency in the
Organizers used soil beds and samples to show what conditions
plants grow best in.
"We'd go out and we'd run our hands through the soil and we'd look
at it and squeeze it and smell it and say 'Oh that's a perfect seed
bed.' But yet, if we thought like a plant, we can't go out in the
prairie and do that. Yet, plants grow all the time without disturbing
that soil," explained Brian Lindley.
Lindley said many farmers would be surprised to learn how vastly
they can improve their yields by implementing newer no-till