The Indiana Conservation Partnership conducts the Conservation Transect yearly. With the increase in demand for Indiana’s row crop production, coupled with the ICP’s focus on conservation cropping systems that lead to improved soil health, tracking trends in conservation tillage and cropping systems is an important and valuable activity, especially in the face of reports on agriculture’s role in the Gulf Hypoxia and Great Lakes issues. The Conservation Transect allows the partnership to track adoption trends by state, county or watershed. It is a useful tool for highlighting the achievements of the work done every day, as well as a method to feature the superb land management practiced by Hoosier farmers.
Wayne County Tillage Transect Results: