No -till #355334 - Ask Extension


No -till #355334

Asked August 21, 2016, 10:18 PM EDT

I have some land outsidr of Buckholts Texas and will be starting a small farm there come the spring, what I am wondering is if no-till farming is good for that area or if traditional practices will work better. Also what would be a good ground cover plant for the area between plantings, clover maybe?
Thank you 
Ryan Deeters 

Milam County Texas

Expert Response

Mr. Floyd Ingram is the county extension agent serving Milam County. He is a great contact for these questions.

Floyd Ingram
County Extension Agent, Ag and Natural Resources
254.697.7046 (fax)

If I recall, your soil type is mostly a Houston Black Clay. Limited till practices have been beneficial; but, a strict no-till system tended to suffer soil compaction problems a few years into trials. Contact Mr. Ingram for a more in-depth discussion. He can also help with cover crop questions.
Cullen Tittle Replied August 22, 2016, 9:27 AM EDT

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