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“It’s the sunlight energy and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, through the root exudates, through all the processes involved that put the black back in the soil. You need that living root.” – Paul Jasa

An ag engineer at the University of Nebraska, Paul Jasa has been studying no-till equipment and farming methods for 38 years. In that time, he’s come to see that no-till doesn’t just mean putting the plow away — it’s really about a systems approach to farm management that starts by understanding the importance of avoiding soil disturbance and managing residue properly to optimize soil biological activity. 

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, Jasa, speaking at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference, explains the benefits of a 100% continuous no-till system, including improved soil structure, proper nutrient cycling, better water infiltration, soil temperature management, higher crop yields, and more!

You can follow along with this podcast by downloading Paul’s corresponding PDF presentation.

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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North

Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)