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What drove you to make a change on your land?
Answer from Nick Guetterman, Bucyrus, KS:
No-till was adopted on our farm because of the amount of soil erosion from excessive rainfall. We were not able to keep up with terrace and waterway maintenance. Our farm changed to 100% no-till by 1990. After 20 years of no-till we were disappointed in our Organic Matter improvement and compaction concerns which led to the addition of cover crops into our system. Seeing how productive land that was formerly in pasture vs land that had been row cropped was evident that changes needed to be made. Land coming out of pasture was 4-6% OM while soils from no-till fields were stuck around 2.5-3% OM.