Here at Duke Farms, we are thrilled that gardeners are regenerating their soil by reducing disturbance through low till or no-till systems, using cover crops, rotating their beds and applying organic fertilizers and pesticides rather than chemical pesticides.
- Why are these practices important?
- Are some practices more important than others?
- What are the benefits and trade-offs of the practices?
- Are there some tools you can use to track soil regeneration?
Soil biology is key to building resilience against climatic uncertainty, cycling nutrients and managing pests and diseases. Dr. Kris Nichols, founder and principal scientist of KRIS (Knowledge for Regeneration and Innovation in Soils) and former Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute, will provide information about how to enhance biologically-based systems.