~ Reduced soil breakdown action which enhances soil structure and increases mineralization of organic matter. This promotes the development of soil micro-organisms and stimulates soil health.
~ Reduction of soil erosion and minimal soil nutrient loss as a result of wind and water erosion.
~ Increased soil moisture retention.
~ Increased availability of soil nutrients at the first stage of development and consequently less nutrient demand during the growing phase.
~ Better water absorption and retention and therefore faster crop growth.
~ Effective weed control thus reducing or eliminating the need for herbicide.