Soil Health and Johnson-Su Composting – Podcast

In this episode, Nina Prater, a Soil Specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – at NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, sits down with Dr. Buz Kloot of the University of South Carolina to talk about a new composting system developed by Dr. David Johnson and Hui-Chen Su Johnson, dubbed the Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor, which allows for beneficial-fungal growth. The conversation, which took place during the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) 2019 Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, also includes discussion of fungi-to-bacteria ratios as a soil health indicator, the five “Soil Health Principles,” and how soil health practices can help farmers achieve greater financial freedom.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Nina Prater directly at ninap@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources

Soil and Compost

Learn more about Johnson-Su Composting

The Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor video

Managing Soil Microbiology to Increase Soil Carbon Sequestration video

Follow Dr. Buz Kloot’s work on Facebook

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