In the late 1990s a small number of progressive growers in Australia started experimenting with reduced till (or minimum till) for vegetable production.
Reduced till is a system change that relies on keeping the soil in a healthy condition through the use of permanent beds, controlled traffic, cover cropping and crop rotations rather than frequent cultivation.

Take a look at this fact sheet and accompanying video which explains the benefits and challenges of strip-till in vegetable production and shares a case study based on Ed Fagan’s experience of using reduced till at his farm at Cowra, New South Wales.

These resources have been produced by the Hort Innovation-funded Soil Wealth and ICP project – jointly delivered by RM Consulting Group and Applied Horticultural Research.