Here are a couple of fields we planted last fall.  What do they have in common?  We planted into residue rather than burning, we minimized soil disturbance, and we use a diverse mix of cereal grains, canola,  perennial and annual legumes to build soil health to prevent erosion.  The first two pictures are of winter wheat planted back into standing stubble.  Steep slopes but zero erosion.  The third picture is of winter wheat planted into green pea residue.  Some standing water but no running brown water indicating the water is infiltrating even frozen soil and is not moving soil particles out of the field into the road.

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