Crops without Tilling the Soil
No-till or zero-tillage farming mimics the natural system by leaving soils mostly undisturbed. When soil is not tilled, changes include an increase in soil life, increases in soil carbon content and a change in the way nutrients cycle in the soil.
While no-till cropping is only a small step toward natural systems agriculture, is it an important one. The trend toward no-till cropping is sweeping the globe and is now practiced in most countries in the world.
There is also increasing interest in developing no-till organic cropping systems and we are currently exploring those possibilities.
This page created October 2005.
Updated April 2013.