Why No-Tillage?

180 Million hectares under No- tillage world wide can't be wrong! Since 1987 the technology has experienced a 74 fold increase in Latin America from 670.000 ha to 49.6 million ha in the year 2008 against a 6.5 fold increase in the USA.

The most important reasons why farmers change to this new farming system are:

  • Less work
  • More money
  • Erosion control, environmentally friendly
  • Improvement of the quality of life

"The only thing that improved the quality of my life more than no-till was electricity."

(Barbara Francis, wife of a no till farmer from Ohio, am 2/5/97 2/5/97 at a CTIC Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.)