Three years ago (1994) and again last year (1996), we reported the status of no-tillage adoption in Kentucky counties. Now, CTIC has published the results for 1997. As before, Kentucky leads the nation in percent of all crops produced under no tillage, but the percentage has slightly decreased from 1996. In 1994, 44% of all crops were produced under no tillage in Kentucky, whereas in 1996, that figure had reached 51% . It dropped to 48% in 1997. The results for 1994, 1996 and 1997 are shown in Table 1. The percentage of major grain crops (corn, soybeans and small grains) grown under no tillage in each county is shown in Figure 1. Even with a slight decrease for all crops under no-tillage, the major grain crops have continued to increase from 54% in 1996 to 58% in 1997, Fig. 2.
Haszler, G. R., "No Tillage Use for Crop Production in Kentucky Counties in 1997" (1998). Soil Science News and Views. 9.