Regenerative Principals Restore Ecosystems and Farmer Profit

Regenerative Principals Restore Ecosystems and Farmer Profit
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Collaborative Research Indicates Regenerative Agriculture Solves Current Sustainability Issues in Multiple Ways

Research conducted by Texas A&M University, together with NRCS scientists, delves deeper into sustainable regeneration methods and their impact on Farmers'yeilds, and farming ecosystems. 

Results showed that approaches of low-input regenerative practices to enhance soil and ecosystem function improve long term sustainability and increase profitability for farmers.

RCS - Introduction to ruminant nutrition
  • The majority of standard cropping practices in circulation, such as tillage usage, inorganic fertilisers and pesticides, and diminish soil health, actually reduces yields and prompts more intensive farming. The result of this damaging farm cycle is soil erosion, soil carbon loss, soil nutrient loss, soil sealing acidification, salination, contamination, waterlogging, compactions, and loss of soil biodiversity.  
  • The research concluded that farmers who practiced regenerative farm techniques to restore soil health and biodiversity, in some cases for up to thirty years, saw ecosystem restoration taking effect and experienced profitability with nutrient-dense production.
  • Research also indicated that regenerative farmers experience lower input costs and lower pest problems than input-intensive cropping farms. A comparison between the techniques in a U.S study showed that regenerative farming fields yielded 29% lower grain production, but 78% higher profits than traditional crop production systems, the study confirmed the crop outcomes were positively correlated with soil organic matter, not yield.
  • Some of the primary regenerative techniques used by farmers to achieve these results included no-till cropping, diversifying annual cropping systems with legumes, perennial crops and forage rotations, organic soil amendments, and improved grazing management. There are many more techniques available to regenerative farmers; the ones listed here are not comprehensive.
  •  There have been correlations between growing malnourish and declining health problems, with a lack of nutrient-dense food production. The effects of regenerative agriculture illustrated above are being put forward as a way to alleviate many of these issues, both with our ecosystems and with our declining health problems. 

 North America
 Soil Health
 Carbon Farming
 Landscape Health
 Nutrient Density
 All - Cropping
 Agronomy & services
 Farming Practices
 Farming Inputs
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