Kansas, Harriet Mela discussed on Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
I saw the results of the very very long term tillage versus no till study out in western kansas. Been going on for. I don't know twenty years something like that. They saw the results a measured all these different parameters in the long term. No till without producing the tillage field to one arid environment you would expect that no till would easily rise to the top. A mass y y is that in all well holds more moisture. Will they measured the water holding capacity of each soa the ability of the soil. The whole you know the grams of water per kilogram of soil the took a core of age and put it in the lab measured to water holding capacity and they were virtually identical will. Wait a minute interest you know. I thought the ability of soil the hold water would improve with no no till did but it was extremely slight. You say so. Where's all the extra water coming from increased root depth because of that poor space you get this increase in pore space in soil structure and the plant roots could just go that much deeper in when they measured water extraction by foot. That's where the extra yield was being made greater rooting depth because of the greater prosekey on better gas exchange in the soil. I think this is a really important point. I have fresh in my mind. Of course that. Harriet mela has put together for kind harvest. Which i've just been reviewing again this last week. In just startlingly fresh perspective a completely different perspective than we often hear even the regenerative agriculture space. And she made the point that when you.