|I'd love to use notill, sure would save time, fuel, and $$$$. |
In my very wet, very vcold, very clay soil, it's a no-go.
Water doesn't run through this yellow clay so much, it's such a slow perc that we can't have septic leach fields any more. Pretty much 100% mound systems.
In spring I normally would have 40 inches of snow melting and running off the frozen ground, and trying to work up the ground and plant corn before the deep frost is totally out. That needs black ground the low sun can heat up and rough ground (fall plowed) so it can dry off as it heats up.
So, that's a neat example, but wouldn't mean much to me in my climate, my soil.
Would like it if it worked.
Maybe some day strip till will get good enough to handle my soil/climate conditions. They are pretty close, folks 30-40 miles away in a tad sandier stuff are making strip work for them.