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SHui partner BOKU disseminated their research on ‘no-till’ – direct drilling to conserve our soils on Austrian national news, ORF.

A 25-year partnership between BOKU and an agricultural school in Lower Austria has allowed the assessment of different tillage practices in long term experiments. Under the agriculture section, the news piece highlights the need for soil protection in arable land and notes benefits and disadvantages to the ‘no-till’ – direct drilling practice. Direct drilling without tilling has been found to achieve the same economic benefit as conventional techniques, resulting in slightly less yield, but also less fuel and fewer man-hours whilst also reducing soil erosion.

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