No-Till Farming 101

New to no-till? Gather more about the basic principles of no-till systems and how to overcome the initial challenges to successfully convert to the practice. You'll find stories of successful strip-tillers and their operations. Read how they overcame their challenges.


Feeling overwhelmed? Start with these information-packed articles hand-picked by our editors:

  • Focus on Biology for Better Soil Health
    For farmers aiming for sustainable and profitable crop production, optimizing soil health and function is the ultimate endgame.
  • What You Should Know About No-Till Planters
    For no-tillers, the planter is the most crucial piece of equipment on their farm. This article will take you through the basic components of a no-till planter and provide you with tips for no-till planter maintenance from experienced pros in the industry.
  • Digging Into the Principles of Regenerative Ag
    Based on the principles of building healthy soil, regenerative ag aims to not only sustain farm productivity but to actually work with nature to regenerate the soil, increase biodiversity and enhance the farming ecosystem.

Seeding & Planting

Information and tips about seeding and planting cash crops and cover crops using the no-till method, as well as equipment innovations and trends.

Cover Crops

Uncover the latest information on different species of cover crops and their benefits; tips on the equipment used to seed them; and how no-tillers are using covers on their farm operation to improve their no-till systems.


Find nut-and-bolts information here about the machinery side of no-tilling, including planters, drills and air seeders and various related no-till attachments; self-propelled and pull-type sprayers, tractors, combines, spreaders and toolbars.

Crop Protection

Learn which products and management tactics can help no-tillers protect their farm ground from yield-robbing threats posed by weeds, diseases and insect pests.

Residue Management

Valuable how-to tips and information about managing tough no-till residue in all types of climates and conditions, whether it’s stalks, stems, chaff or straw.

Nutrient Management

Dig into more about managing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and micronutrients in a way that maximizes crop yields while minimizing impacts to the environment and reducing waste.

Precision Agriculture

Connect to tips and information about precision technologies that can help no-tillers do a more accurate job with planting, spraying, fertilizing, scouting, soil testing, mapping, irrigating and various other farm tasks.

Soil Health

View the secret underground world of soil livestock —including beneficial bacteria, mycorrhizal fungi and earthworms — that are essential to building healthy no-tilled soils and reducing your cost of production.

Water Management

Strategies for preserving or managing moisture in no-till systems, including tiles, cover crops, irrigation and other approaches.

Strip-Till Farming

This section of the site is dedicated to the conservation tillage practice of strip-tillage. If you would like to receive more information regarding strip-till farming, we offer a free, daily e-newsletter — Strip-Till Strategies Daily — as well as a weekly digest of top strip-till news and features sent out each Sunday.

We offer a host of strip-till content here on (click here to jump to the articles section below). For complete strip-till coverage, we invite you to our sister site,, where you can access every article, video, news release and more that we offer regarding strip-tillage. As always, please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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