Understanding the ecological relationship that a strip-till system needs with nature is the cornerstone to creating a truly comprehensive farming operation, says conservation agronomist Ray Archuleta.
And cover crops are an essential ingredient in that relationship-building process and help develop a natural armor on fields that can strengthen soils and protect crops.
For more than 25 years, Archuleta has promoted the philosophy of following nature to enhance soil health and leveraging the organic power of cover crops as an untapped resource for accelerating ecological growth.
In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Blu-Jet, we welcome conservation agronomist Ray Archuelta for part 2 of his 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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