Strip-tillers tend to understand that the systematic approach they take on their operation connects their equipment, crops and soils. But appreciating the depth of those connections and just how they feed off one another requires a deeper knowledge of biology.
This is the mission of conservation agronomist Ray Archuleta, who for more than 25 years has promoted the philosophy of following nature to enhance soil health. As he’s said, healthy soil doesn’t want to be disturbed, and it wants to be perpetually covered.”
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Blu-Jet, we welcome Ray for part 1 of a 2-part discussion on how strip-tillers can increase soil health and reduce chemical dependencies by embracing the concept that the plant and the soil are one.
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