soil nutrients Tag

Are you struggling with weeds or pests? Solarization and biosolarization might be the solution you’re looking for. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has updated its Soil Solarization and Biosolarization tipsheet, along with its Spanish counterpart, to help farmers understand and use this technique that uses the sun’s energy to kill weeds....

A study published in the journal Peer J offers results of a preliminary comparison of soil health and nutrient density between conventional and regenerative farms. The study, reported by lead author David R. Montgomery, paired farms across the United States that had been conventionally or regeneratively farmed for five to 10 years. Regenerative farms that combined no-till, cover crops, and diverse rotations produced crops with higher soil organic matter levels, soil health scores, and levels of certain vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Also, a comparison of wheat from adjacent regenerative and conventional no-till fields in northern Oregon found a higher density...