This term is a way of farming, being used more and more by farmers to conserve the top soil.
It is also called “no till” farming, which means that the farmer does not plow the fields after the crops have been harvested.
The residue of the past crop, whether it is corn, Milo, or cotton, is left to lay on top of the soil
to help control the weeds and decay naturally.
This allows the earth worm to do the “plowing”. It also saves on diesel and compacting the soil by the machinery (tractor).
This method is conservation of top soil, by allowing the root system to hold the soil during the rain,
allowing the water to run off clear.
This way, the top soil is also enhanced by nutrients from the previous crop
These pictures illustrate our planting process. Notice that the soil is not plowed and that the soil is only cut deep enough for planting seeds.