National Crop Residue Management Survey

The National Crop Residue Management (CRM) Survey is the only survey in the U.S. to measure at the county level the type of tillage used by crop. Tillage methods tracked are: no-till, mulch-till, reduced-till, and conventional tillage. Click here to see the tillage definitions.

Available Data

Data is available online from 1989 to 2008. Some of the data can be accessed without a password (unsecured data) and the rest requires a log in and password (secured data). Passwords are given to institutional and corporate members of CTIC. Read more information about how to become a member. Our last full set of National Data was taken in 2004. Since 2004 a limited number of counties have continued to collect data on a voluntary basis but we have not collected full national data since 2004.

Unsecured data

National summaries from 1989 to 2008 are available.

>Secured data

County, state and regional data from 1989 to 2004. Limited county level data for 2005 to current.

Purchasing Secured Data

Secured data reports may also purchased by non members.

  • Regional Summary - $50.00
  • State Summary - $50.00
  • County Summary - $20.00

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*These summary reports come in pdf format. If you are looking for data in excel or access format contact CTIC for an estimate.

Click here to see online CRM data

Post 2004 data (click here to see what states reported data for 2006, 2007, and 2008.)

2006 Survey Summary
2006 Survey Analysis

2007 Survey Summary
2007 Survey Analysis

2008 Survey Summary