what is the no-till agricultural revolution?
By the late Seventies it had become almost impossible to farm much of the land in the state of Western Australia. Due to the arid climate and the expansive extent of wind erosion, the sandy soils were exhausted, and the process of land degradation seemed irreversible. In many parts of the drylands water scarcity, salinisation, and loss of biodiversity further exacerbate soil erosion.
But in the early nineties, a group of Australian farmers decided to try out new ways of cultivating their fields. They adopted no-tillage techniques, which aim to minimise disruption to the soil by growing crops and pastures without ploughing the land and by leaving crop residue on the field after the harvest. Find out why these methods should become widespread by following the link below.