Agriculture has changed in many ways during the last 50 years. One of the greatest changes has been the use of no-till planting methods. When no-till planting is mentioned, most people usually think of crops such as corn, soybeans and cotton. The problem of soil erosion with conventional row-crop production has been significantly decreased by using herbicides to kill a cover crop and planting without tillage. Though often overlooked, no-till technology is also well-suited to be used in forage crop establishment.
"SP435-C No-till Establishment of Forage Crops," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP435C-5M-4/99 E12-2015-00-261-99, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexcrop/54