Well it's been a wile since I've surface hunted back home in north texas. Now that no-till farming has befun it will be super difficult to find points in plowed fields now. Does anyone know about what percent of farmers have gone to "no-tilling"?
Producing crops usually involves regular tilling that agitates the soil in various ways, usually with tractor-drawn implements. Tilling is used to remove weeds, mix in soil amendments like fertilizers, shape the soil into rows for crop plants and furrows for irrigation, and prepare the surface for seeding. This can lead to unfavorable effects, like soil compaction; loss of organic matter; degradation of soil aggregates; death or disruption of soil microbes, arthropods, and earthworms; and soil erosion where topsoil is blown or washed away. No-till farming thus avoids these unfavorable effects by reducing or excluding the use of conventional tillage. But this could be a very useful tool in solving global warming.
No Travis, here in the Midland and Odessa area none of the farmers have converted as of yet. I hadn't heard of it at all until I saw your post today. I will try and find out more on this from some of the land owners, I know a lot of them. This could littery kill the arrowhead hunting in this area but what ever will happen will happen, I guess. Keep us posted as I will do the same. Thanks again.