Improving Water Filtration through No-till and Cover Crops

Scott Gonnerman started no-till practices in 2005 and began cover-cropping his east Nebraska fields in 2009. He says he used to think of the soil simply as dirt. But he’s seen with his own eyes how infiltration has improved in step with a healthier ecosystem immediately below the soil surface.

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Preventing Another Dust Bowl

No event did more to emphasize the severity of the erosion crisis than the Dust Bowl affecting High Plains states beginning in the early-1930s. Maintaining healthy soils is one way to prevent a similar disaster. We consider modern practices that build healthy soil.

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