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Conservation Tillage

System Benefits

  • Saves soil
  • Saves fuel
  • Saves time
  • Saves labor
  • Saves machinery
  • Permits timely planting
  • Maintains or slightly increases yield
  • Is cost-effective
  • Increases soil organic matter
  • Improves soil quality
  • Improves water quality
  • Reduces runoff
  • Increases soil moisture
  • Increases irrigation efficiency
  • Improves wildlife habitat
  • Meets Farm Bill requirements
  • Helps insure the quality of life for our children and our children's children

As can be seen from this list, conservation tillage systems provide many benefits to the soil, water, and the air.  These benefits directly affect the farmer and his operations, but they also help society in general.