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The principles of soil health and conservation agriculture are vital for today’s agriculture producers as they strive to grow food for an expanding population.

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, retired USDA soil scientist Don Reicosky outlines the connection between soil health principles and carbon management in the context of conservation agriculture and no-till farming.

Reicosky discusses various cover crop characteristics as they affect biodiversity and relate to carbon production in soils, the properties and processes of nutrient cycling, and how conservation agriculture promotes a natural synergy between the organisms in a living, biological system. He’ll explain the role that living or dormant covers or dead biomass play as an energy source for soil biology.

You can follow along with this podcast by downloading Don’s corresponding PDF presentation.

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