> Do you really think most that have adapted no-till have widened their
> I don't see much besides no-till corn followed with no-till beans
> around here. I think thats hardly more than an alternation of crops. Its a
> far cry from a rotation.
I agree totally. Rotation and cover crops do as much for me as no-till does.
It's a systems approach.
> I don't have any idea on the amount of chemicals
> they are applying but I would guess that the no-till farmers that use
> reduced rates are about as few and far between as the farmers who use
It's the long term no tillers who are able to reduce rates, even corn bean
farmers. Recreational no tilling will not cuts rates.
> I've seen the video on your farm and what you are doing is a very
> sensible aproach. Very low chemical and low erosion aproach to growing
> vegetables. I have a very hard time lumping all the no-till farmers in with
I constantly stuggle with that. I am *not* a typical midwest no till corn/bean
> I doubt if most, just like tillage farmers, are not at all concerned
> about sustainability.
> I still don't understand why we have to grow so much corn(no-tilled or not)
> in this country and turn around and feed it to ruminant animals. No-till is
> better than molboard on erosion but it doesn't compare to untilled
> grass/legume pasture.
keep preaching that message!
> Have you got all your vegetables in the ground?
everything is on schedule. tommorrow another batch of peppers and tomatoes go
in. then it's pumpkins and 20 acres of processing tomatoes the first week of
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