On 18th May 2023, we successfully incorporated the no-till drill technique into our cotton farming operations. This method involves sowing cotton seeds without prior tilling or soil disturbance, allowing for the following benefits:
By avoiding traditional tillage practices, we promote the preservation of soil structure and prevent erosion. The no-till drill method minimizes nutrient loss and helps the soil retain moisture, enhancing overall soil health.
We observed a notable improvement in water efficiency since adopting the no-till drill approach last year. By reducing soil disturbance, moisture is conserved, resulting in optimized water utilization and reduced irrigation requirements.
Our fields have experienced increased biodiversity due to the implementation of no-till drill sowing. Preserving natural habitats allows beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife to thrive, contributing to natural pest control and a balanced ecosystem.
Through the no-till drill technique, we actively contribute to carbon sequestration. By minimizing soil disruption, organic matter content increases, enabling the absorption and storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Regenerative Cotton Sowing Update: Implementing No-Till Drill Method