Posts tagged healthy soils
Farmers Increase Profits Using Traditional Practices

Healthy food can only be produced in healthy soil; tragically, through years of use of synthetic, nitrogen-based fertilizers, farm land has lost a significant amount of soil microbial diversity and health. Moreover, organic carbon loss, driven in part by nitrogen fertilizers, has led to poor water infiltration, soil erosion, unhealthy plant root systems, poor yield and nutrient-poor plants. The solution lies in regenerative land management that can be practiced at home and on the farm, including little to no-till management, planting cover crops and plant rotation — all of which result in higher yield and reduced overhead costs

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Healthy soils can boost food security and climate resilience for millions

Tougou village in northern Burkina Faso has a challenging climate for farming. Despite the climate, villagers have recently been able to double their crops of millet and sorghum within just a year, largely thanks to a checkerboard pattern of pits filled with manure they dig across their fields.

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How to Create Fertility Without Buying Fertilizer

There is a common misconception in the farming world that’s harming your profits and potentially your future. We’re led to believe – in increasingly clever and technical ways – that we need fertilisers in order to increase the productivity of pasture or meadow. But just as humans aren’t ‘statin deficient’ when they have a heart attack; grasslands aren’t ‘fertiliser deficient’ if their performance is poor.

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Ranching’s Role in Building Healthier Soils, Video by UC Davis

Skyelark Ranch is a pasture-based livestock ranch in Yolo County’s beautiful Capay Valley. In 2010, after several years of working in environmental conservation, Alexis and Gillies followed their passion for combining local, high-quality food production with sound environmental stewardship practices to a begin a life in sustainable livestock production.

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Regenerative Organics: Drawing a Line in the Soil

Regenerative organic agriculture presents an opportunity to reclaim our farming system on behalf of the planet and human health—while fulfilling the need to feed and clothe billions of people around the world. We can produce what we need and revitalize soil at the same time, thereby sequestering carbon currently polluting the atmosphere and warming our planet.

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