No-till farming is a great way of preserving the top soil and also a preventive measure from soil erosion through wind or water.
Here are some pros and cons of no-till farming
- The procedure loosens the top soil allowing oxygen and water to reach the roots with ease making plants grow faster and healthier.
- It also allows crop residues and fertilizers into the soil which provides nutrients to the roots leading to better growth of plants.
- No-till farming relies on the use of herbicides which may be toxic to some plants and animals. Although they assist in weed control, it may lead to the death of beneficial parasites that aid in proper plant growth.
- Herbicides can remain in the soil for a long period of time. Therefore, if mixed with other chemicals, it can lead to unplanned destruction of the land used for farming.
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