Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Direct Seed

What is Direct Seeding?

Direct seeding refers to farming systems that fertilize and plant directly into undisturbed soil in one field operation, or two separate operations of fertilizing and planting. Only narrow strips of soil are disturbed by the equipment openers used to place fertilizer and seed in the soil without full width tillage. Much of the residue from the previous crop is retained on the soil surface. The reduced soil disturbance and retention of surface crop residues with direct seed systems provide improved environmental protection while maintaining or increasing soil productivity, and reducing production costs for farmers.


Source: Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association

Check out our new direct seed brochure here!
Direct Seed Trifold.pdf
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Direct seed, cover crops, and cows

Learn more about these topics from Leslie Michel's webinar found here!

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