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Conservation Tillage: Should Zach’s “Friend” Give It a Try?

Conservation tillage can provide a lot of benefits. It increases water filtration, reduces erosion, and improves soil productivity. But some farmers worry about weed control challenges and lower yields. University of Minnesota extension specialist Jodi DeJong-Hughes joins Zach and Mitchell to talk about conservation tillage, including a recent study she did assessing different tillage practices. And North Dakota farmer Mike Langseth, who participated in the study, weighs in with his experiences. But will Zach’s “friend” be persuaded to reduce tillage on his farm?

Length: 47:46

Year Produced: 2019

State: Arkansas

Cropping Systems: Corn, Forage, Other Grains, Soybean

Tags: Erosion Control, getting started, strip till, Vertical Tillage, yields