Study finds a single horizontal tillage pass significantly reduced water infiltration
Among the reasons healthy soil produces higher yielding crops is that healthy soil can take in and store more water. One way to create healthier soil is to refrain from tillage. That’s not exactly news.
But how much will you reduce the infiltration rate if you run a tillage tool through well-structured soil just one time? And how much will a cover crop improve infiltration if soil already has a healthy crumb-like structure?