No Till is maintaining crop residue throughout the year and planting directly into it. This video explores how Blaine Hitchens in Laurel, DE, is using this practice on his cropland to improve his soil health and reduce his input costs.

Major benefits of this practice include:

1. Decreases erosion

2. Reduces input cost

3. Improves soil health

4. Reduces soil compaction

5. Reduces evaporation

For more information, visit farmers.gov/conserve/conservationatwork

The Conservation at Work video series was created to increase producer awareness of common conservation practices and was filmed at various locations throughout the country. Because conservation plans are specific to the unique resource needs on each farm and also soil type, weather conditions, etc., these videos were designed to serve as a general guide to the benefits of soil and water conservation and landowners should contact their local USDA office for individual consultation.

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