How to increase the pH of your soil

When looking at a hand full of soil, it might not look very active, but your soil is a container for a dynamic system of biotic (living) and abiotic (physical) processes. This means the composition of your soil is constantly changing and to ensure good yields, farmers must adjust to…

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The type of soil you have can influence your crop harvest. You might need to add some organic matter to enhance soil quality.

Conservation agriculture: Do cover crops dry out soil?

Don’t let the supposed fear of moisture loss keep you from cultivating cover crops, says Gabe Brown, cover crop pioneer from the US state of North Dakota. He plants all his cash crops in grazed cover crops. Brown says the last season was the driest in decades in the region.…

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How to test soil life and health

Soil testing has rapidly advanced and now, instead of offering only chemical data as part of scripts, tests are increasingly being conducted in both laboratories and on farms at reasonable cost. Old underwear and tea bags are two of the instruments American farmers are using to affordably measure biological life…

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Shepherds of the Soil: Smallholder Conservation Agriculture in South Africa

In this video, smallholder farmers from Bergville in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa share their stories and the lessons they learnt from Conservation Agriculture. They also talk about the advantages of working together and the advantages thereof.  This video was produced by Grain SA.   https://youtu.be/6wGBuReNSKc

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