Soil health gains traction in farm country: Reduced tillage, cover crops offer benefits

Read the full story in the West Central Tribune.

It doesn’t matter whether she’s grubbing around in farm fields or road ditches, or peering from the relative comfort of a tractor cab.

The information that Jodi DeJong-Hughes of the University of Minnesota Extension collects for her research shows both economic and environmental benefits to reduced tillage practices.

DeJong-Hughes offered a look at those benefits to an audience that is increasingly interested in them. Over 100 farmers attended a cover crop and reduced tillage meeting hosted Wednesday in Renville by the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District and Hawk Creek Watershed Project.

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