With every passing year, more and more farmers are switching from conventional tillage to no till farming, and it is no wonder! Less work, higher crop yields, increased soil preservation, and more profitability are just a few of the reasons to consider making the switch to no till farming.
We’re proud to be an industry leader that is helping to improve no till techniques, resources, parts, and equipment.
Benefits Of No Till Farming
Below are some of the main benefits of no till seeding.
Less Soil Compaction: Multiple passes over a field with heavy equipment compacts the soil more than no till planting. In addition, bare soil can easily become compacted by rainfall. Tillage also breaks up the soil structure (soil aggregates), which makes it more susceptible to compaction. On the other hand, ground that is not tilled is less compacted – before, during, and after the planting process.
Less Soil Erosion: In no till farming, because the soil isn’t being turned over, less soil blows away and less soil washes away. The vegetative cover that’s left behind in no till planting helps control the loss of topsoil on steep slopes from runoff, and also helps prevent wind erosion.
Less Evaporation: Those same plant residues that are left behind in no tillage also capture water, help keep the soil moist, and minimize the evaporative effects of the wind and sun. Whether dryland (rain-fed) or irrigation, this “water-saving” effect of no till farming has considerable importance.
More Fertile Soils: Because the soil isn’t constantly being stirred with tillage, phosphorus fertilizers remain effective for longer (many years). The more soil the P fertilizers are exposed to, the more they react chemically with the soil particles and become bound or fixed into forms that are not available to the plant.
Lower Costs: With no till farming, you only have to go over the field once to establish your crop, not three to five times, which drastically reduces fuel and labor costs. There’s also less equipment needed, and less wear and tear on machinery.
Good Crop Yields: Crop yields with no till farming should equal or exceed those of conventional tillage, particularly if you use the right equipment.
We sell 100+ add-ons, parts, and equipment for no till farming – all of which are designed to make no till planting easier, with higher crop yields.
Check out our catalog of no till equipment parts – you can view, download a PDF, or we’ll be happy to mail you a catalog.
Note: Since 2005, we’ve been designing and manufacturing parts and equipment for farming equipment made by John Deere, Great Plains, AGCO-White, Kinze, Case IH, and Monosem. We can ship anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and throughout the world. We carry more than 100 no till products, parts, add-ons, and equipment.