By Ross Caniglia, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Planting season is just around the corner and farmers are getting ready.
The Iowa State University Extension held a no-till conference in Moville, Iowa.
Friday's topic, to help farmers wanting to use no-till or strip-till.
With the no-till, the seed is planted directly into the undisturbed soil.
Officials say this means less equipment involvement, conserving water, and keeping more soil on the field with less runoff.
"When we till, we're often creating artificial structure so that roots can grow well and hold nutrients. In a no-till situation, they're trying to facilitate some of the things that happen in nature," said Joel DeJong, Iowa State University Extension Agronomist.
More than 150 farmers took part in the event, which featured five speakers that gave advice on crops.
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