Learn how to evaluate soil health in pastures and cultivated crops. Graham Shepherd will describe his Visual Soil Assessment methods. Teresa Matteson will describe soil quality projects in Oregon. Graham Shepherd, Bioagronomics; Teresa Matteson, Benton Soil & Water Conservation District.
We visited with Gabe (dad) and Paul (son) on their farm and they took us to four different sites. Clearly they have taken diversity in cash crops and cover crops to the next level. We interview Paul here and in the last section, he discusses the process of "weaning" yourself of fertilizers and pesticides - they hardly use either - see for yourself.
This was part of a Soil Health Workshop in Sept 2010 put on by Bureigh Co., ND, NRCS and SWCD.