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No-Till, Covers Make CRP Acres Protected And Productive Again

Missouri farmer Jerry Morris says no-till and cover-crop mixes helped him put CRP acres back into crop production and keep his sloping fields from suffering erosion.

The benefits of no-till and cover crops have helped a farm in Missouri open up the productivity potential of marginal land and protect fragile soils.

Committing to no-till and beginning a cover-crop program expanded the cropping possibilities at Morris Farms in Deerfield, Mo., run by Jerry Morris and his son, Michael. Morris had been what he calls an “opportunistic” no-tiller since the 1990s, seizing opportunities to skip a tillage trip when they arose.

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