That’s actually a big deal. The Washington Post takes on no-till farming in this Nov. 9 article.
No-till farming (sometimes called zero tillage) is a way of growing crops from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till leaves the residues from the prior crop on the soil surface, rather than burying them with tillage. No-till increases the amount of water infiltrating into the soil and reduces the amount of water running off, thereby decreasing soil erosion.
NRCS Agronomy Crib Notes include Late Planted Forages, Permanent Cover and Cover Crops (New) Fall Scouting and Treatment of Invasive and Herbicide Resistant Weeds (New) Terminating Cover Crops
Want to see conservation in action? Check out these videos for more information on how to choose and plant cover crops, how to judge soil texture by feel, how to adjust a no-till planter, and more.