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Chilean Farmer to Share 20 Years of No-Till Experience-TLD

PULLMAN, Wash. — Carlos Crovetto Lamarca will describe the dramatic success of 20 years of no-till production on his 1,000 acre farm in Chile, at a Washington State University seminar here on March 17.

Lamarca has gained worldwide recognition as a promoter of no-till farming to enhance cropland soil resource and farm profitability.

Lamarca has summarized his no-till farming experiences and extensive research on the topic in a popular 1996 book published by the American Society of Agronomy, “Stubble Over the Soil – The Vital Role of Plant Residue in Soil Management to Improve Soil Quality.”

“The in-depth, scientific and impassioned book documents how 20 years of no-till farming has brought a severely eroded farm back to remarkable soil productivity and profitability,” says Washington State University Extension Agronomist Roger Veseth.

Lamarca has spoken throughout South America, Mexico, England and the United States, on no-till farming and has hosted tours for thousands of farmers eager to learn first-hand the success of no-till systems on his farm.

He has received numerous honors and awards in Chile and the United States. He was one of the founders of the Soil Conservation Society of Chile and has served as president since 1977.

The seminar will start at 4:00 p.m. in Room 107C of Johnson Hall Annex on the WSU campus. A reception will begin at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Robert Papendick at (509) 335-1553 or Roger Veseth at (208) 885-6386.

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