The newest episode of SARE’s “What is Sustainable Agriculture?” animation series illustrates how many producers are retiring conventional tillage equipment and turning to conservation tillage to improve soil health and productivity. “Conservation Tillage and Soil Health” provides a short, animated outline of the basic principles of conservation tillage that can be used to introduce or complement more detailed training materials.
Conservation tillage, including reduced and no-till systems, can help farmers protect the resilience of soil and yield numerous benefits:
- Increased crop yields
- Improved soil structure
- Reduced erosion
- Increased organic matter
- Greater soil fertility
“Conservation Tillage and Soil Health” is now available for viewing and sharing at www.sare.org and on YouTube. Farmers, ranchers, educators, and other agricultural professionals may download the video and/or embed it without modification into websites or other fair use educational presentations. This video series was produced through a collaboration of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program and Pixeldust Studios.