‘Conservation tillage’ – what is it and should we give it a try?
University of Minnesota extension specialist Jodi DeJong-Hughes joins Zach and Mitchell to talk about conservation tillage, including a recent study she did assessing different tillage practices.
And North Dakota farmer Mike Langseth, who participated in the study, weighs in with his experiences. But will Zach’s “friend” be persuaded to reduce tillage on his farm?
Conservation tillage increases water filtration, reduces erosion, and improves soil productivity. But some farmers worry about weed control challenges and lower yields.