Just imagine if we were planting into God given moisture that had been given to us not days ago, but months ago.  Our cruel reality shows that we are planting into dry wind blown soils that need a drink from up above to sustain a young plant.  Those that have been lucky enough to get some spring rains are only buying time if the last few years repeat themselves.  So could we really grow a profitable crop with the limited moisture we have?  I have to believe the answer to that question is a resounding yes.  We already know that we can increase yields by 40% when using the BP&S biological farming methods but what is really happening?  Long story short, we are changing the soil to hold more moisture, growing a plant with a bigger and stronger root system that is able to search out more water, improving the availability of the soil and plant environment to better utilize the nutrients present, and end up with a plant much more capable of producing a desired yield.  The changes in soil physics and chemistry do not happen overnight and is why we focus on placement of our biological programs.  What would the soil look like if we had treated this soil multiple times over multiple years?  That answer is easy and we have seen it in various areas.  You as a grower would be looking at using up to less than 50% of the water you are used to using for the same yield.  Just imagine the possibilities.....
 


10/17/2013 10:01pm

Thanks for your suggestion well written article with lot of helpful information.

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    Jeffrey Kleypas

    Jeffrey is a life long agriculturalist with experience in both conventional and sustainable agriculture.  As a Certified Crop Advisor Jeffrey is able to provide a unique view on the many struggles in agriculture and how both conventional and sustainable agriculture can solve the problems those of us who make a living growing plants face.

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