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I received the following two emails.  The problem  was not the no-till.  The 
problem was the management of the no-till  method.  The soil was being 
depleted of organic matter and soil compaction  was the results.  It is still being 
depleted but the spader does not tell  him that.  I have seen this around the 
world:  a successful method but  bad mangement so they said it failed.  
Regardless of methods, soil should  be no less than 5% OM.  
Steve wrote:
Dripping Springs in Huntsville, AR, tried no-till beds  for about five years, 
but found that soil compaction was increasing and making  it difficult to 
transplant and so forth.

Another wrote:
I got rid of my roto-tiller years ago. Now I, an older  woman with a bad 
back, grow all the vegetables I need easily and without  the cost of fossil fuel. 


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