'Farmer to Farmer' Series | Volume 9 featuring Grant Borgward

‘Farmer to Farmer’ Series | Volume 9 featuring Grant Borgward

Video No.9 introduces a topic that is fundamental to every farmer or grower. Today, Grant discusses the importance of building natural soil fertility.

By thinking through the best options for your soil, training your thoughts to the productivity of future years and by considering all the work that the crops and plants actually undertake as part of their growing cycle, helps capture the RLF concept of building better and bigger organic matter through healthier and more robust root systems.

Every year that fertiliser is laid and fed to crops, improves root growth that in turn captures more energy from the sun. This process leads to the building of natural soil fertility. But having the best root system development is key because it impacts the soil microbes and facilitates rhizosphere modification. This symbiotic relationship is crucial for both crop and soil and the mantra of getting more efficient uptake of nutrients by putting more roots onto the plant in the growing year starts to make sense.

Planning and maintaining a strategy for building more organic matter every year therefore becomes part of modern-day farm management.

This forms part of the important year on year farming big picture.

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