EP13 Organic No-Till

Organic no-till crop production is a bit of a holy grail in agriculture. If you are an organic crop producer, you usually have to till to fight off weeds. If you are a no-till crop producer, you usually have to spray because of weed pressure. But what if you could have the best of both worlds: build soil carbon and not have to spray? It may seem like a pipe dream, but there are producers and researchers working on this right now. Listen to Keith Bamford of the University of Manitoba and grain producers Justin Duban of Lethbridge and James Bozarth of Sexsmith as they discuss their experiments with organic no-till crop production.

Useful Links:

Rodale Institute:
https://rodaleinstitute.org/why-organic/organic-farming-practices/organic-no-till/

University of Manitoba:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/naturalagriculture/articles/organic_notill2015.html

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