No-till is a part of the systems approach of Conservation Agriculture (CA).
The 3 pillars of CA are:
- minimising soil disturbance
- maintaining soil cover
- rotating crops
No-till comes in various guises and can mean different things to different people. This means when researching into No-till, people may become confused and can make the wrong decisions for example, in terms of drill selection, cover crop choices and rotations. No-till is not as simple as leaving the cultivators in the shed. There are many complex interactions between crop types, residues and soil.
At Abacus we can advise you on designing a No-till system that fits you and your farm to avoid costly mistakes. When done well a good No-till system will not only lead to a reduction in machinery and fuel costs but also lower fertiliser and pesticide costs too due to improved soil health. Contact us at Abacus to start your No-till journey.