NAME: Curtis Furr
LOCATION: Albemarle, N.C.
YEARS NO-TILLING: 45
CROPS: Corn, soybeans, cotton, popcorn, winter wheat and cereal rye cover-crop seed
My father and grandfather started experimenting with no-till in the late 1960s with the primary goal of stopping erosion. The steep hills we farm would simply wash away when you worked them up.
They started with an old John Deere Grassland drill to sow new ground. It had shovels…