Time: 9:15 AM
Speakers: Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska
As beginners will find out, no-till is far more than just planting a crop without tillage. No-till uses a systems approach where crops are grown with minimal soil disturbance and the soil is kept covered with crop residue to conserve soil and water. Residue management, crop rotation, nutrient management, integrated pest management, equipment and its proper operation, and many other cropping practices must be part of the systems approach. The presentation will use a lot of real-field examples to illustrate these points and many other benefits of continuous no-till.