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Using No-Till Systems to Improve our Soil Quality, Productivity and Profitability for Future Generations

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To promote the successful application of no-till through shared ideas, experiences, education and new technology

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Eastern PA Soil Health Meeting Well Attended

The day following the Western PA meeting, February 26, 115 people attended a similar meeting in East Earl, PA. Along with Loran Steinlage’s stimulating presentations, participants heard from Gideon Stoltfus of Pequea Planter about no-till and cover crop experiences on Plain Sect farms. This was followed by board member Steve Groff relating his experiences in improving soil health in vegetable crop production utilizing the same cover crop and no-till practices engaged with row crops.


Remarks from Kelly Shenk, EPA Region 3 Ag Liaison, and a farmer panel, including board members Jeff Frey and Jim Harbach, discussing managing manure application in cover crop systems rounded out the day. This was well received by those in attendance, as one attendee observed, “farmers always learn best from other farmers.”