NRCS Adopts Holistic Management

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Robert Fears recently wrote an article for Lands of Texas magazine. It’s got a great description of the benefits to soil when practicing Holistic Management. This will be of particular interest to anyone dealing with drought conditions.

“By learning how to farm in nature’s image we can improve soil health function,” said Conservation Agronomists Ray Archuleta and Willie Durham of NRCS. “When we understand the different components that contribute to soil health, we can increase infiltration rate and add organic matter, all of which can improve the bottom line.”

“When we improve soil health, we address the majority of our natural resource concerns,” says Archuleta. “The problem is that we have become detached from our land and no longer understand it. We need to be able to diagnose soil health and design management strategies for improvement.” Read More….

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