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Video: No-Till Sparks Drive for Better Soil Health

Davie Stephens of Wingo, Ky., talks about how no-till has prevented erosion and built soil tilth and health over the past few decades. Stephens' father started no-till in the late 1970s, and after Stephens joined him in 1988, they went to 100% no-till in the early 1990s. Stephens also explains how no-till drove them to adopting cover crops so they could continue building soil health and preventing soil erosion.
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Why You’re On The Right Track With No-Till

The long-term conversion to no-till could have more impact than any other innovation on Third World food production.
While no-till was used on 17.5 percent of all ground in the United States and made up 47.9 percent of all acres that were farmed with conservation tillage last year, the adoption of this reduced tillage practice still has a long way to go.
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Drill Modifications Fit Needs

These Washington no-tillers built their own no-till drill to direct seed steep slopes.
To stop erosion on slopes as steep as 50 percent in the Skyrocket Hills near Prescott, Wash., Mike Thomas, Sr. and his son Mike, Jr., haven’t cultivated any ground since 1985.
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