For the past several years, we have reported the status of no~tillage adoption in Kentucky counties. Now, CTICt has published the results for 1998. In 1994, 44% of all crops were produced under no tillage in Kentucky, whereas in 1996, that figure had reached 51 % . In 1997, it dropped to 48% and remains at 48% for 1998. Results for the leading no-till states for 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998 are shown in Table 1. The percentage of major grain crops (com, soybeans and small grains) grown under no tillage in Kentucky are shown by county in Figure 1. Statewide, the percentage of major grain crops no-tilled in Kentuckv reached 54% in 1996, decreased to 52% in 1997, and remains at 52% in 1998 (Fig. 2).
Haszler, Gerald R., "No Tillage Use for Crop Production in Kentucky Counties in 1998" (1999). Soil Science News and Views. 57.