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Swapping ‘Jugs’ for Cover Crops Leads to Greener No-Till Future

Matt Griggs says embracing biomass in his fields has improved soil tilth and health, stabilized yields, enhanced weed control and produced a better-looking balance sheet.
When Matt Griggs decided to embark on no-till practices more than a decade ago he was already dealing with a degraded soil resource. More than 100 years of conventional tillage and a monoculture of cotton on his family’s rolling farm ground had caused erosion and stripped soils of organic matter.
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[Video] No-Tilling, Cover Crops and Water Conservation in Alabama

No-tiller Annie Dee, of the Dee River Ranch, operates a 10,000-acre row crop and cattle farm with her family near Aliceville, Ala. In addition to using cover crops in their no-till practices, they also have built a reservoir as part of a water conservation effort. This video is part of a television production called, Time Well Spent, and is sponsored in part by the Alabama Soybean Producers.
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Attend the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Join the most innovative, forward-thinking strip-till farmers, agronomists and researchers today at the 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference in Omaha, Neb., August 6-7, 2020. Discover practical cover cropping techniques and hundreds of proven ideas to boost your strip-till yields and save on input costs.

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