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The case for no-till agriculture

Peter Griffin posted in on October 14th, 2008.

The column is available in full here. Some excerpts: “Ploughing is the traditional method of preparing the land for sowing crops, used since about 1500 BC. This turning of the soil buries crop residues, animal manure and weeds, and also warms and aerates the soil. But, ploughing also leaves the soil susceptible to erosion by […]

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