Conservation Tillage Systems in the Southeast


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Many of the cash crops common to the Southeast can be incorporated into a crop rotation that improves yields, reduces pest and disease pressure, and improves soil health. Depending on the desired crops and local conditions, they can be grown using reduced tillage in two-, three- or four-year rotations that include cover crops. When selecting crops for a rotation, consider local climate and soil conditions, markets, each crop’s growth characteristics, and producer preference and expertise. Develop a crop production system that is sustainable and profitable, and that maintains the soil for future generations.

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