INDIANAPOLIS, IN, October , 2015 – The 2015 Spring Tillage and Cover Crop Transect shows that Hoosier farmers continue the trend of plowing less and using sound conservation practices that preserve and build valuable topsoil.

Each spring the members of Indiana’s Conservation Partnership (ICP) load up their vehicles to conduct a field survey of tillage methods, plant cover, and crop residue in their county. A tillage transect is an on-the-ground survey that identifies the types of tillage systems farmers are using and long-term trends of conservation tillage adoption using GPS technology, plus a statistically reliable model for estimating farm management and related annual trends.

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