In 2015, there were 69 deaths on farms. What would you think would be … I’m going to look at the top five, the headline acts for this sort of thing. What do you think would be the main things that are causing farm deaths?
Us, everything on this planet relies on that simple equation – photosynthesis – these factors, these limiting conditions allowing plants to grow.And, of course, that’s what you’re in the business of.
How do we actually stop mining, exploiting, degrading and how do we get into soil restoration farming to rebuild the cycling of that planet? It’s really the practical tools and capacity to do that which is important.
And it’s the formation of soil, this pedogenesis with microbes solubilising minerals and creating organic matter, which is really the building block.
Walter Jehne is highly concerned about the future of farming unless farmers start making changes to start storing carbon in their soils.
Gerhard is showing farmers how to use a penetrometer. It is a handy tool to measure compaction.
“You know, Steve, I really like what you’re doing but I can’t do it.” But when they trial and see the benefits they find a way.
Steve Groff is a farmer and researcher who aims for high nutrients in his crops. Steve grows for Whole Foods in the US and his food is highly ranked on their 300 point scoring system.