Focus On No-Till
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.
Derpsch on the basics of water infiltration into soil
Rolf Derpsch on how tillage became synonymous with farming
Ray Ward, PhD, on the 'mining' of nutrients from soils
The truth about 'organic' foods
About author Elizabeth Finkel
What If the World’s Soil Runs Out?
Feeding the Planet Without Destroying It
Dr Bruce Ames, Toxicologist on Toxic Chemicals; Scaremongering (short video)
Randy Anderson, PhD, on tillage worsening weed problems
Soil disturbance (tillage) worsens weed problems
Exhaustive review: No-till vs. tillage yields of corn & soybean
T. Schumacher, Ph.D. & W. Riedell, Ph.D., on how soil structure is created (and destroyed)
The Biology of Soil Compaction
Jill Clapperton, PhD, on how ag management practices affect the soil biota
Matt Hagny on the rapid and permanent loss of soil productivity under tillage
Deep Ripping: Other Observations
Why everyone who is sure about a food philosophy is wrong