needs a greater range of pathways for primary production and ecological processes. He say that researchers have a difficult time with cover crops because it is hard to have replicated research on a dynamic system. He says more carbon in soil means less in atmosphere. We are using atmospheric carbon to build organic matter.
Fisher says there are two cows worth of microbes in soil; Gotta feed the cows. Rhizosphere is the area surrounding plant roots. He says Albrecht found that it took 26000 gallons of water to support a crop on infertile soils. It took only 5600 gallons for fertile soils. No-till beat minimum till by 40 bushels per acre in some of the driest areas this year. Fisher says that cover crops can speed up the implementation of no-till. He says that using cover crops creates a system of relentless pursuit of soil health. He responded to a question about manure usages with a recommendation to look into low disturbance manure injection.