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Saved Sediment, Covers, Worms Bring No-Till ‘Gold’ to the Surface

Dwight Clary says seeding covers have revved up his Ohio farm by suppressing weeds, taking up nutrients and building organic matter.
An interest in conservation hit Dwight Clary early in life. When he was 13 years old, one of his 4H projects won a County Conservation Award. The prize? A week at Conservation Camp. That was when he learned about a new practice called “no-till.”
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The Value Of Soil Organic Matter

Soil organic matter (SOM) provides many benefits for crop production in Kansas. Higher SOM levels mean better soil aggregation, improved water infiltration, less compactability, less erodibility, and a generally higher level of productivity due to more available water and nutrients.
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