movie notes: if your feeling sad today, watch this.
good 'ol farmers give no till / cover crops a try and they find this:
-increased soil moisture, less power to pumps
-natural weed control, less chems
-decreased soil temp from the highs, other crops were burning out
-more vigor in plants, due to root reach, due to more ambient moisture
-increase soil nutrient level, result less chems bigger yields
-richer soil drains better then the strata sheeting of water they get from till and disturb.
conclusion: one feller at the end said after 6yrs he has not hit a production increase plateau and he doesn't know if there is a plateau!
to hear the words of permaculture come out of the mouths of hardened chem farmers made me VERY happy