I'm setting up a hazelnut orchard on my farm, about 5000 trees in total. Once the trees are in there will be no tillage, so learning about 'no till' is probably a good idea. I had a soil chemical analysis performed and the result indicated that there was low available phosphorus and a PH of 4.8 was too low, and needed to be raised to 6.5. What I'm not sure about however is how no till deals with such things? Sure, I can just amend now and deal with it later. Of course, I don't even have a tractor, so tillage now would have to be contracted out anyway (and as I'm a microbiology orinted person I would prefer not to till at all if possible. My soil and sward is healthy and alive. What are your thoughts?