It reduces labor and equipment costs along with the amount of fuel emissions produced.
There is better soil structure.
Crop residue left over from previous plantings can help with the prevention of soil erosion in the seasons where no crops have been planted.
Reduces traffic on the field, which helps reduce the compacting of soil. Less compacted soil leads to better flow of water throughout the soil; it is also easier for the roots of crops to spread farther into the soil.
Importance of No-Till for soil quality:
The leftover crops that are left on top of the soil help with retaining water and providing proper hydration of the future plants roots. The decomposition of the leftover crops leads to the release of vital nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) into the soil, which helps with the growth of future plants.
All of the decomposing crops cause the soil to create soil clods. Soil clods create large pore spaces in the soil which allow for water and air to go through the soil to the roots of the plants.
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