Photosynthesis, Oxidation & the Energy Equation

  • Kate Tarrant

    04/10/2023 at 10:48 am

    Thanks Mark, fascinating, I have to admit I do find it a bit complicated to wrap my head around the Eh-pH thing but in my view it really does confirm that the principles behind regenerative agriculture are absolutely underpinned by science. For me the key points to note from your article is more about what we do with that science – and that is as you say:

    Firstly, we need to find ways to minimise the use of practices that have an oxidising effect on the soil and/or damage soil life.

    This involves moving towards conservation/minimal/no tillage, biologically considerate nutrition, pest, disease and weed management methods, keeping the soil covered to avoid exposure, etc…

    Simultaneously we must implement strategies that provide soil microbes with more fuel to drive beneficial activity.

    These include the growing of cover crops and interplanting companion species, increasing plant diversity, mulching with organic residue, composting, targeting nutritional applications to optimise photosynthesis, managing grazing to improve pasture growth, etc…

    I did find this review (uploaded to the documents tab in the as well in case the link doesn’t work ) by the same guy (& others) for those that do want to take a deep dive.

    Also if you want to listen to the podcast Mark is referring to check it out here..

  • Andrew Bland

    05/10/2023 at 9:05 am

    Hi Mark, I can not download the doc. Can you please email it to me [email protected] Thanks, Andrew.

    • Lower Blackwood LCDC

      05/10/2023 at 10:58 am

      Andrew if you hover your cursor to the right of the document name you’ll see a download button. But in case not I have uploaded to the documents tab for this group.

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