In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we talk with retired USDA soil scientist Don Reicosky.
“In carbon cycling, the carbon is captured in the process of photosynthesis, some goes into the roots, some goes to feed the microbes and the fungi, but a good portion of that carbon goes into the ear of corn that we take and either eat, or process, or feed the cattle.…” — Don Reicosky
Don Reicosky is a leading expert on carbon cycle management in agriculture. An internationally recognized author and speaker, Reicosky was among the first to research the relationship between CO2 and tillage.
Tune in as Don discusses the research he’s conducted over the years, including how he got interested in the carbon cycle and why farmers need to focus on managing it. He explains why it’s more complicated than the common perception of carbon sequestration and discusses how carbon cycling fits into today’s carbon credits programs.
In addition, Don talks about the role of carbon in climate change, the social implications of using no-till and cover crops, how sometimes farm management decisions are made using the wrong metrics and much more!
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