Our program features Sjoerd Duiker, a no-till and cover crop researcher from Penn State University. This presentation is part one of a two-part series and is brought to you by Montag Manufacturing.
In our conversation with Sjoerd, we’ll discuss questions and comments that were made in response to an article No-Till Farmer published earlier this year on the subject of increasing organic matter. That is, how much of a yearly percentage increase in soil organic matter would be a reasonable expectation in a high-yield, no-till environment.
In this first part of a two-part series, he gives us insights into the role above- and below-ground biomass play in increasing soil organic matter. Please join us for part two of this episode next month as he will discuss the role crop rotations and manure have in soil organic matter growth, as well as give us his top five no-till tips to help ensure future increases.
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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North
Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)