Soil remains moist & therefore earthworms are more likely to stay & build the soil fertility & health
BUILD SOIL ORGANIC MATTER
Natural mulch that forms from no tillage, builds the soil organic matter; that is layered on top of the soil, which can add some nutrients to the soil over a period of time
SOIL RETAINS WATER BETTER
The natural formed mulch keeps moisture in the soil & keeps the temperature in the soil even – protecting plant roots from cold or heat.
LESS OR NO POISON
Old plant rests forms natural mulch or compost, which keeps weeds from growing by smothering them
SOIL LESS DENSE
Allows for better growth in new plants
By not ploughing, you are saving a lot of time, by not applying as much poison/fertiliser as usual or by making use of less irrigation
LESS TILLAGE SAVE ON FUEL
Richer, healthier soil means less poison & less fertiliser needed, meaning less money spend on fuel
PROTECTS SOIL AGAINST EROSION & FROM CRUSTING OVER
Farmers are increasingly interested in growing cover crops. As the name suggests, cover crops “cover” ground that would otherwise lie bare – protecting the top soil. Farmers can use cover crops to boost soil health, improve water quality or adding nutrients to soil.