Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: No-till and Cover Crops Help Rainwater Basins

Mar 24, 2014

Playa Lake in Texas Panhandle
Playa Lake in Texas Panhandle
Credit USGS

South-central Nebraska producer John Kinley has a three-acre rainwater basin in a crop field. He talks about progressive practices such as no-till production and cover cropping.

Even though he farms through his wetland, no-till leaves the playa with cover year-round, and it now attracts ducks and geese as they migrate.

This episode of Playa Country is the second in a three-part series on soil health. It originally aired on High Plains Public Radio on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.