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There is an argument I hear a lot… If No-Till and Cover Crops increase water infiltration into the soil… water is going to follow paths of preferential.

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1 There is an argument I hear a lot… If No-Till and Cover Crops increase water infiltration into the soil… water is going to follow paths of preferential flow and you are simply increasing the nutrients going through the tile. When I talk about No-Till, Cover Crops and Soil Health… Mark A. Scarpitti, CCA State Agronomist, Ohio NRCS 831 College Ave, Suite B Lancaster Ohio Office: ext 103

2 No-Till with Cover Crops Conventional Tillage No Cover Crops

3 No-Till with Cover Crops Conventional Tillage No Cover Crops But would you believe this is tile water? We can see the reduction of sediment in surface water…

4 No-Till with Cover Crops Conventional Tillage No Cover Crops The tile water sample below had five times more total phosphorus than the sample to the right. Pictures courtesy of Joe Nester Nester Ag Consulting Maybe not scientific… but interesting.


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