Farmers Encouraged to Keep the Stubble During No-Till November

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service encourages farmers to keep the tillage equipment in the machine shed during No-Till November.

In a Wisconsin campaign first launched in 2017, the NRCS project is a conservation twist on the national cancer awareness No Shave November campaign that encourages people not to shave during the entire month. The NRCS campaign encourages farmers to “keep the stubble” on their harvested crop fields. The campaign has reached more than two million people nationally through Twitter and local media since 2017.

Wisconsin NRCS Acting State Conservationist Jamie Keith, says, “No-till farming is a cornerstone soil health conservation practice, which also promotes water quality while saving farmers time and money.” One of the first soil health principles is “do not disturb.” Keith of Wisconsin adds, “This campaign is a fun way to remind farmers about the important relationship between tillage and soil health.”

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