Farmers who adopt zero tillage (or 'no-till') use direct drilling to sow seeds into the soil without ploughing it. Whilst zero tillage, in combination with mulching/retention of stubbles, can reduce soil erosion, it can also increase the reliance of herbicides for pest control. 

The following table provides some resources which may be useful to farmers considering whether to adopt zero tillage on their farms:

 Title  Country  Language  Format Description Organisation
No-till farming and how it can benefit soil and water   UK English  Webinar   Webinar about an Innovative Farmers' trial on no-till 

 Groundswell Agronomy - For Advice on Regenerative Agriculture Groundswell

Groundswell Agriculture

 Direct drilling: best-practice information sheet UK   English Factsheet   Factsheet about no-till and how to make it a success

The Rivers Trust - Wildlife and Countryside Link

The Rivers Trusts

 Benefits for soil and yield: direct drilling UK   English Video   Video of a farmer explaining his transition to a direct drilling system

Funding for Farmyards | Brightspace

Farm Herefordshire

 No-till 101 USA  English  Website   Information on no-till systems

No-Till Farmer's Summer Edition Highlights

No-till Farmer

What is no-till farming? EN N/A Article  Provides details of the no-till system and how it fits into the future

Why Regenerative Agriculture? - Regeneration International

Regeneration International

Zero-till/direct drilling EN UK Video  LEAF Video explaining zero till/direct drilling with a case study



Benefits for soil and yield with the direct-drilling approach EN UK Video  Provides a case study of a farmer's drastic change to a no-till system

 Funding for Farmyards | Brightspace

Farm Herefordshire

No-till: opportunities and challenges for cereal and oilseed growers EN UK Fact sheet  Contains pros and cons, along with key information about the system

Government response to AHDB request for views published - GOV.UK 


Agroecology Europe Forum – Focus on No-Till EN Europe Article  Provides thoughts of different European countries on no-till systems

 ARC Press Release | Agricultural and Rural Convention

 Arc 2020

Spreading the word about the no-till agricultural revolution EN Global Article/video  Shows how the no-till movement is progressing globally and a video containing general no-till information

International Institute for Environment and Development | Linking local  priorities and global challenges