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NO TILL VEGETABLES A GROWING IDEA
For years conservation experts have focused on planting field crops using no-till. In Pennsylvania, there are now efforts to promote the use of no-till for transplanting vegetable plants.
Traditional methods of plowing and cultivating often leave vegetable fields bare during most of the growing season and throughout the winter months. Because of this continuous soil disturbance, soil erosion rates on vegetable fields are often higher than on fields used to grow field corn, soybeans, or small grains.
Organic farms using cultivation as the only method of weed control find the constant tillage destroys soil structure, reduces organic matter, and soil nutrients.
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