ANTONY MUIRHEAD - WINTERTON

The crops I grow are maize, soyabean and wheat. Here are some reasons why I am doing no-till:

1)     Economics: improved gross margins

2)     Soil and wind erosion

3)     Improved water infiltration

4)     Cooler soils in periods of drought

5)     Yields more constant

6)     Best method to get soil back into its virgin state, or as close as possible

Background:For ±20 years we tried to get the ideal machinery and only in 1990 we managed to get a John Deere no-till planter. This is when we changed completely to no-till.