Do not plough, whether in tillage or if reseeding grassland.
The well drained limestone land is ideal for tillage and livestock, according to the agent, while there is also a pond and woodland walks on the site.
The third category of tillage is selective cultivation, which is used to control weeds after the crop has emerged from the soil.
The fourth lot consists of 49 acres which is currently in tillage and also eligible for area aid.
Farmers using no-till are doing so as a way to help clean their fields by keeping crop and weed seeds from being buried by tillage and to increase soil organic matter.
For me this is very exciting since I've been working towards growing corn and soybeans organically without tillage for a long time.
The idea is to not let the thistle plants get any energy for at least 12 months through tillage and cover crops.
Reeves stresses the need for crop residues in conservation tillage , especially in warmer regions.
Unlike traditional tillage, conservation tillage requires leaving the crop residue on the field surface after harvest.
In 1847 there were 6,700,000 of us in Eire's Twenty-Six Counties with 4,000,000 sheep and cattle and 3,129,000 acres of tillage .