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What is Strip-Till Farming?

Understanding the difference Strip-till is a way to help conserve the earth by using a minimal amount of tilling. It is a combination of conventional tillage and no-till methods. By doing so you are disturbing only the portion of the soil that is to contain the seed row. The potential on this is to get…

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Why Micro-Drainage Works So Well with No-Till Farming

The benefits of our system If you are new to no-till farming or to micro-drainage, then maybe you do not realize that the two work beautifully together. Here is why. Micro-drainage is (just as it states) a system that uses field tiles that are smaller in diameter than what was once used, and placing them…

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Why Choose The Ditch Assist?

Why Choose The Ditch Assist? At Richland Micro-Drainage we only offer what we believe are the highest quality products at the best prices. We have done our research and chose to work with these companies because we want you to have exactly what you need to make the most of your time and efforts. Here…

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Why Choose the Geologic Computer System (GCS)?

Why Choose the Geologic Computer System (GCS)? At Richland Micro-Drainage we only offer what we believe are the highest quality products at the best prices. We have done our research and chose to work with these companies because we want you to have exactly what you need to make the most of your time and…

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What is “No-till farming”?

What is “No-till farming“? It sounds boring, doesn’t it? The term basically describes ways to grow crops each year without disturbing the soil through tillage or plowing. A plow flips over the top layer of soil incorporating nearly all residue into the soil.  No-till relies on natural processes to break down residue from the previous…

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The Pros and Cons of No-Till Farming

The Pros and Cons of No-Till Farming So you are thinking of making a change but want to weigh your options? Well here is the bottom line. Advantages Reducing fuel, labor, and equipment costs are the biggest benefits of not doing any tillage. The price of diesel alone is something to consider.  That’s also fewer…

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Why Is The pH of Your Soil Important?

Why Is The pH of Your Soil Important? The material that erodes to make soil originally determines pH. If it contained more acidic materials, such as granite, the soil created from them will turn out more acidic. It works the same way for alkaline materials such as limestone, if this is a dominant feature in…

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Drainage and Irrigation of Your Fields

Drainage and Irrigation of Your Fields In order to yield the best crops, you need to have proper irrigation and drainage. Irrigation is the process whereby water is applied artificially to the soil in order to supplement insufficient rainfall. While drainage is the process involved in the removal of excess water in the soil.  Irrigation helps to grow…

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Importance of Soil Health

Importance of Soil Health Making sure your soil is healthy before spring planting plays an important role in the success of your crops. Whenever you’re thinking about soil health, it’s important to consider a variety of aspects. One way to improve soil health is to keep the soil covered. Keeping the soil covered allows the…

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The Benefits of Snow Covered Fields

The Benefits of Snow Covered Fields It’s that time of year yet again when snow begins to fall and covers our fields in a white blanket. This time of year, the fields often look beautiful, covered in fluffy snow but this raises the question, ‘is snow good for the soil?’ So, does anything good really…

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