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Studies reveal no-till practices help cut down on soil erosion

Issue Date: July 11, 2012

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists show some no-till management systems can lower atmospheric levels of PM10—soil particles and other material 10 microns or less in diameter that degrade air quality—that are eroded from crop fields via the wind. USDA said the findings could help farmers reduce erosion from their fields and assist communities in complying with federal air quality regulations.

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