Field Work Podcast

Conservation Tillage: Should Zach's "Friend" Give It a Try?

Conservation tillage can provide a lot of benefits. It increases water filtration, reduces erosion, and improves soil productivity. But some farmers worry about weed control challenges and lower yields. University of Minnesota extension specialist Jodi DeJong-Hughes joins Zach and Mitchell to talk about conservation tillage, including a recent study she did assessing different tillage practices. And North Dakota farmer Mike Langseth, who participated in the study, weighs in with his experiences. But will Zach’s “friend” be persuaded to reduce tillage on his farm?


Upper Midwest Tillage Guide

University of Minnesota Soil Management and Health

North Dakota State University Strip Till Guide