Growing crops without tilling the soil has proven to be better for the land, more profitable for farmers, and causes the least environmental impact of any production method. No-till farming is the only known method that halts the ancient problem of soil erosion and degradation wrought by tillage. Because of the soil processes involved, no-till (with adequate crop diversity and plentiful mulch on the soil surface) is the only cropping system that can be called ‘sustainable’ with any veracity.

Pinnacle Crop Tech’s consulting services smooth the transition for producers who often have had tillage indoctrinated in their thoughts and farming practices since they were small children. Further, Pinnacle endeavors to continually improve the methods for no-tillage cropping systems, and to assist growers in implementing the latest techniques and addressing new challenges as they arise.

Rolf Derpsch on the basics of water infiltration into soil adobe

Rolf Derpsch on how tillage became synonymous with farming adobe

Ray Ward, PhD, on the ‘mining’ of nutrients from soils adobe

The truth about ‘organic’ foods adobe
About author Elizabeth Finkel

What If the World’s Soil Runs Out? adobe

Feeding the Planet Without Destroying It adobe

Dr Bruce Ames, Toxicologist on Toxic Chemicals; Scaremongering (short video) 

Randy Anderson, PhD, on tillage worsening weed problems adobe

Soil disturbance (tillage) worsens weed problems adobe

Exhaustive review: No-till vs. tillage yields of corn & soybean adobe

T. Schumacher, Ph.D. & W. Riedell, Ph.D., on how soil structure is created (and destroyed) adobe

The Biology of Soil Compaction  adobe

Jill Clapperton, PhD, on how ag management practices affect the soil biota adobe

Matt Hagny on the rapid and permanent loss of soil productivity under tillage adobe

Deep Ripping: Other Observations adobe

Why everyone who is sure about a food philosophy is wrong

Pinnacle’s Crop Health Workshop


  • Questions on how to go about something in no-till?
  • What to cut and what to spend on?

Chances are your hosts, will have experience and/or research on it.

Piecing together a profitable & truly sustainable no-till
cropping system.

What we cover:

  • Solid assessments of what to emphasize and what to ignore for crop inputs for no-till.
  • The evidence of why we recommend what we do.
  • Improving no-till practices over the long-term for your farm, such as cover crops (where appropriate), preserving more mulch, reducing compaction, regaining productivity.

What Pinnacle Clients Are Saying

“We have used Pinnacle’s services for many years, initially in 1994. We find the perspective of Matt’s consulting to be of value in that he does not represent a retail product line and he has extensive history in low-disturbance no-till. Additionally, Matt usually prioritizes his recommendations by first emphasizing those practices that will return the greatest benefit.” Kent Stones

Lebanon, KS

“A farmer gets bombarded with all these
things – do this, do that. You’ve been
instrumental in giving us a baseline of
what to do and when. I’ve sure learned a
lot working with you, especially from
some of your events like the Seeding
School. You’ve contributed admirably to
your profession. Thank you for your
consults and your patience in bringing us along.”

Ken Garman

Burr Oak, KS

“Your consulting advice has been invaluable. It’s really given us the edge.” Adam Froetschner

Kinsley, KS