No Till, No Problem: Farmers Share Benefits of Adopting Soil Health Practices
Improving soil health relies on four principles:
- Maximizing the presence of living roots,
- Minimizing disturbance,
- Keeping the soil covered, and
- Maximizing biodiversity.
For Iowa farmers Lee Tesdell, Dave Struthers, and Paul Lengeling, it also means they can decrease erosion from their fields and maintain their precious soil resources for generations to come.
Watch and learn what these three farmers have seen during their soil health journey. Improved water infiltration, decreased erosion, and aggregate stability are all part of the benefits they see on-farm.
Dig deeper: Find more information about improving on-farm soil health below.
- “Four Strategies to Improve Your Field’s Soil Health” by Purdue Extension.
- “Farmers’ Guides to Soil Health Economics” by Farmland Information Center.
- “Farming with Soil Life: A Handbook for Supporting Soil Invertebrates and Soil Health on Farms” by Hopwood et al, NRCS Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
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