Farmers turn to No-Till during tough year

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A survey by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in South Dakota shows that half of the acres planted by farmers in 2019 were done using No-Till. That’s five percent more than a year ago. NRCS State Conservationist Jeff (zim-pritch) Zimprich says farmers were challenged by their wettest year on record.

He says farmers who paid attention to good soil science and used No-Till or planted cover crops were better able to get their crops planted in a record wet year.

Zimprich says there are environmental benefits to using No-Till.