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  •  this is where no tilling comes in (2+ / 0-)
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    skywaker9, duckhunter

    By leaving the thatch, moisture is conserved, weeds are suppressed and organic matter is added to the soil so that it retains moisture better and there is less runoff from commercial fertilizers.
    Burn the field and you lose all that

    •  You also leave leave food and cover for bunnies (0+ / 0-)

      and quail and other animal who have suffered as a result of modern farming - fence to fence to water's edge with no cover but corn in between - techniques.

      Northern Illinois, Northern Missouri and Iowa are a vast corn desert.

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