Look What This No-Till Method is Doing for Cash Crop Farmers
The mini-documentary below, Under Cover Farmers, follows three mid-scale farmers who stopped tilling their soil and started planting diverse cover crops. The amazing results were immediate.
This no-till method reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation, herbicides, and fertilizers for growers of cash crops like corn, soybeans, and cotton. Carefully selected cover crops mulch the cash crop which smothers potential weeds and provides a blanket to keep the the soil beneath nice and moist.
The video was produced through a partnership agreement between Dr. Robin ‘Buz’ Kloot, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina, and the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center.