What is in this article?:
- How does no-till compare with clean-till for summer crops?
- Back to basics
- Good option for Oklahoma
A no-till production system makes economic and environmental sense for Oklahoma summer crop production.
No-till cotton makes sense for Oklahoma.
Good option for Oklahoma
That technology will continue to make no-till production a good option for Oklahoma cotton, he said. “No-till has widespread adoption in the state. We have the equipment to plant cotton in any environment.”
Osborne said adoption of no-till “is still on the rise. I see a lot more no-till acres now than I do clean-till.”
His no-till cotton research plot follows wheat from the previous year. He said soil temperature seems to remain a bit cooler with the vegetative cover. The benefits from soil moisture retention and improved soil organic matter content are good selling points.
Kochenower said adoption of no-till for grain sorghum may “have plateaued. But I have been fortunate that a farmer I’ve worked with on research plots for 16 years was already in no-till. I see some still experimenting with it.”