Additional ‘ecosystem services’ can be found on no-till tomato and cotton farms

Research from University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources in conjunction with the UC Cooperative Extension has illustrated the importance of cover cropping, no tillage, and other conservation practices in farming. They have “determined that farmers who use cover crops and no-till practices are furnishing still more ecosystem services.” Such behaviors “[improve] favorable soil attributes” as well as decrease the overall carbon emissions of the land. This research will hopefully encourage more farmers to embrace these conservation practices.

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