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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.

Continuing 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 our first part of this interview, Sjoerd covered assumptions he’s made in order to calculate growth of soil organic matter in a no-till environment, how soil microbial activity plays into his calculations and some of his thoughts on increasing soil organic matter in sandy soil and arid regions.

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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North

Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)