Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

ScienceDaily | Dec 7, 2019 at 7:01 PM
  • Farmers plucked about 367 million metric tons of corn and 108 million metric tons of soybeans from American soil this past growing season, providing key food, oil, feedstock, ethanol and export value.
  • For corn, this totals approximately 11 million additional metric tons matching the 2018 country output of South Africa, Indonesia, Russia or Nigeria.
  • Corn farmers won’t see the full benefits for the first 11 years, and soybeans take twice as long for full yields to materialize.