After comparing cotton under no-till, strip-till and conventional tillage rotations, an environmental soil scientist says he's seeing greater water infiltration rates following cover crops and crop rotation regardless of tillage.
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Seeking to combine the return of cattle with capturing the value of cover crops, Rock Creek, Minn., strip-tiller and no-tiller Jon Stevens is grazing cattle on a 30-acre paddock seeded with grasses and cereals with the intention of trying to rotate in corn within 3 years to capture in-field nitrogen.