sexta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2011

Seeded Crops and Living Mulch near Missoula, Montana

Helen Atthowe talks about green manures, no-till and minimal till systems. This is some video footage of sustainable agriculture experiments that Helen did a few years ago. The focus of this video is how seeded crops would fare with seeded green manures / living mulches. Previous (successful) experiments were with transplanted crops in living mulch.

Helen's expertise is with green manure, living mulch and advanced composting.

Many years ago Helen was an intern for Masanobu Fukuoka and she has spent her life attempting to extend Fukuoka's body of work.

Species mentioned in this video include: onions, dutch white clover, alsike clover, green beans, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants

Also mentioned in this video: fungi, soil food web, nitrogen immobilization, organic matter, residue, decomposition, nitrogen deficiency, record yield, field experiments, single shank subsoiler, tillage equipment, tiller, hand weeding, organic farms, vegetable production system, weeds, bare soil, annual weeds, germinate, germination, compete for water, soil fertility, yellowing to the older leaves, microbial process, bacteria, earth worms, soil microbes