…by taking a holistic view of farmland operations and the underlying asset value, the profitability of a farm can increase, all while reducing risk and crop loss.
To improve our understanding and ability to influence the soil’s response to changes in human management, we need to move beyond the current soil chemical approach to a more complex view of the interactions between soil physical, chemical, and biological … Continued
New Mexico’s Healthy Soil Act is based on five soil health principles: keeping the soil covered; minimizing external inputs and minimizing soil disturbance on cropland; maximizing biodiversity; maintaining a living root; and integrating animals into land management. Here are some … Continued
This Western Landowners Alliance film by filmmaker Evangeline Koonce features New Mexico rancher and Soil Health Champion Jim Berlier. Through planned grazing that provides adequate pasture recovery time, strategic stocking rates, drought planning and brush removal, the Berlier Ranch has … Continued
Richard Teague is Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University. He shares his deep understanding of the science of holistic management, soil science, and the psychology of changing over to new practices and paradigms … Continued