Environmental Scientist, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife
Trial Data and Tips That Show How No-Till Tobacco and Transplanted Crops Can Work
In Kentucky and other Southern states, many growers are still using conventional tillage to raise tobacco without realizing the equipment, labor, fuel efficiencies and soil health benefits that can be gained using no-till, says Jon Anderson. The environmental scientist at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will present an overview of the state’s No-Till Tobacco Grant Project, focusing on observations, outcomes, challenges and management practices that can be utilized while no-tilling transplanted crops like tobacco. He’ll also showcase field trial data gathered throughout the 8-year project on the effects that cover crops and various tillage options had on the cash crop and soil health. No-till transplanter setups and features will also be included. The material is aimed at no-till tobacco production, but will provide useful information for growing any transplanted crop.