• Tim White

    A Visit to the Church of SOM

    Buckeye Farm Beat

     by Tim White
     on August 19, 2011

    Farmers just about filled the new metal building at Dave Brandt’s farm near Lancaster  for a Soil Health and Cover Crops Workshop this week. There the apostles of Soil Organic Matter held forth preaching the value of no-till, cover crops, micro-organisms, year-round roots, earth worms, biotic glues and biodiversity. Demonstrations of water holding capacity for soils from various crop production systems drove home the concepts. At one point Ray Archleta, agronomist for the Natural…

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