I've been reading up on the benefits of not tilling up your fields after you get your crop out. I have always done this, as did my father and grandfather. I know farming changes through the years. Do you or don't you and why?
I don't till. Honest, I've never heard of tilling up the soil after harvest. I thought people only did it before planting in the spring. What are the benefits? Does it deter soil-borne pathogens or something?
We till before we plant. I've seen other farmers plow after they take their crop out of the ground. I do think it helps move the nutrients around in the soil. I'm not sure if it is better to do after or before.