No Till Agriculture

Tammy Algood explores the benefits of no till agriculture for both the farmer and the land. Hutchinson Farms has been at the forefront of this environmentally responsible production technique for three generations.

Gardener Extras

  1. In the U.S., no-till farming is growing at a pace of about 1.5% each year, according to the Department of Agriculture.
  2. Fungi dominates in no-till fields, and is much more efficient than bacteria at storing carbon in the soil. Fungi act like a spider web, spreading out and pulling in nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous.
  3. No till soils, especially with a live cover crop, have more glomalin which improves soil structure and reduces compaction.
  4. Hutchinson Farms comprises more than 3,000 combined acres across 2 operations in the TN counties of Rutherford and Coffee.

Gardener Notes

Tammy Algood

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