Ohio’s big annual Conservation Tillage Conference is coming up. Sponsored by CFAES, it’s March 2-3 in northwest Ohio.
How does conservation tillage fit with sustainable agriculture?
Potentially very well, says a fact sheet by the national ATTRA sustainable agriculture program:
“The principal benefits of conservation tillage are improved water conservation and the reduction of soil erosion. Additional benefits include reduced fuel consumption, reduced compaction, planting and harvesting flexibility, reduced labor requirements, and improved soil tilth.”
All those, of course, can support and improve a farm’s economic and ecological sustainability.
Get conference details here. (Photo: Jane Johnson, USDA-ARS.)