Conservation Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture (CA) allows us to realize multiple benefits to our landscape - soil resilience, agricultural productivity, and clean water - through a set of soil management practices designed to simulate a sustainable system (Shaxson et al, 2008).

There are three core principles of CA:

  1. Minimize soil disturbance (no-till or conservation-till methods)

  2. Maintenance of soil cover throughout the year (cover crops, mulches, residue)

  3. Managing crop rotations to combat pests and pathogens

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