Organic No-till Project Receives Funding

A research project dedicated to refining organic no-till practices has received a $1.1 million Conservation Innovation Grant through NRCS, to match support provided by project partners at the University of Wisconsin, the Rodale Institute, and Iowa State University. The four-year project will explore and demonstrate which innovations in cover crop selection, planting dates, roller type, planter modifications and termination methods lead to the most successful organic no-till outcomes for soil health, corn and soybean yields and farm profitability. Research results will be shared via field days at farmer-cooperator sites in Iowa and Wisconsin and on the website of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.