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Has55's SFG Journey-Ongoing and break thru research.

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Has55's SFG Journey-Ongoing and break thru research.

Post  has55 on 8/4/2016, 1:25 pm

I decided to place future detailed videos or research articles under this title. 

 Today, I'm posting Dr. Ingham videos, reposting Gabe brown videos and some one yard revolution video together because they pertain to the same subject and together connect the dots. This is why-Dr. Ingham said she is trying to do in one hour what she teaches in her 5 day seminar, so the other videos connect the dots, hopefully. 

There is a Paradigm shift in soil knowledge 
1.  Differences from Dirt and soil.
2. from soil testing elements to testing for  Bacteria:fungi ratio and the number of other microorganism in the soil. 
3. building the soil with fungal dominated compost.
4. Hopefully, this will allow us to cut cost,have more time to do other things, esp if we're not retired.Very Happy



I like the results Gabe Brown got on his farm, but the seed mix company is up north (http://www.greencoverseed.com.) I would like to keep my money in Texas with local supplier and who knows our weather and what would be a weed. That’s why I quit growing purslane  in the garden. It work well up north, a good tasting plant, but a aggressive self seeder and weed here in texas. 
 I included the one yard revolution video, because he has successfully achieved the results in his SFG bed of using the fungal dominated compost, cover crop and perennial seed replanting. He got this from other reading. But Dr. Ingham explains it.







    Elaine Ingham Research Farm Jul 20, 2015




   
Interview with Dr Elaine Ingham on Bush Library-Jul 5, 2015



       

        The Roots of Your Profits - Dr Elaine Ingham, Soil Microbiologist, Founder of Soil Foodweb Inc   Jan 25, 
2015  Oxford Real Farming   In this video, the farmer are getting corn with 5 rungs containing two each each. Her new research results. A different technique for testing your soil instead of testing for element, Bacterial to fungi ration and percentage of other microbes in soil. what are your thoughts on this? 



       


Building Soil Health for Healthy Plants by soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham may 11,2016




   Gabe Brown: Keys To Building a Healthy Soil  Dec 8, 2014


   
DCED - 2016 Gabe Brown - Designing Cover Crop Mixes--Feb 22, 2016





Dr. Mercola Interviews Gabe Brown (Full Interview)  Dec 15, 2014



10 Gardening Products & Practices I’ve Abandoned & Why    jan, 2015





   Top 6 New Ways We Grew More Food in 2015!  

Dec 20, 2015








Toward a Do-Nothing Gardening, pt. 3: Self-Sowing Annuals (Lazy Gardening)   May 14, 2015




 
Toward a Do-Nothing Gardening, pt. 4: Organic Weed Control (Lazy Gardening)   Jun 14, 2015

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Re: Has55's SFG Journey-Ongoing and break thru research.

Post  has55 on 8/20/2016, 7:18 am

I found these article for cover crops that shows very effective results using legumes, or grasses or brassica and mustard. I will use the brassica and mustard as food and for  soil building and disease suppression in my fall beds and preparation for the summer beds in the springs.  The articles are very promising. I using the brassica and mustard because they break down quickly. I just going to cut the leaves off and put directly on the soil, but leave the roots in the soil for the fungi. I'm also going to plant the daikon radish around the beds to capture the nutrient deep down. According to the article it can go 6ft into the ground. Amazing. I will be planting more arugula . It can capture the bad nematodes and won't let them reproduce. Awesome.
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BRASSICAS AND MUSTARDS
Roles: Prevent erosion, suppress weeds and soilborne pests, alleviate soil compaction and scavenge nutrients

Nonlegume Cover Crops
Nonlegume cover crops are most useful for: 
Scavenging nutrients—especially N—left over from a previous crop 
Reducing or preventing erosion 
Producing large amounts of residue and adding organic matter to the soil 
Suppressing weeds

Legume Cover Crops
Legume cover crops are used to: 
Fix atmospheric nitrogen (N) for use by subsequent crops 
Reduce or prevent erosion 
Produce biomass and add organic matter to the soil 
Attract beneficial insects
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Understanding the Soil Food Web with Dr Elaine Ingham at the oxford Real Farming Conference

Post  has55 on 9/5/2016, 6:31 pm

Some people rather read than watch a video. these are the notes from the 
The Roots of Your Profits - Dr Elaine Ingham, Soil Microbiologist, Founder of Soil Foodweb Inc
 Dr. Ingham was the keynote speaker at the Oxford Real Farming Conference in 2015.  she discussed …what is going on down there in the life of the soil? Who is eating who? Who is releasing and who is locking up nutrients? How can you put these organisms to work and reduce your own workload?    She explained why inorganic fertilisers kill the organisms that would allow you to not use inorganic fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides and not to have to cultivate your soil so often.  She talked about “how to enhance the beneficial organisms in your soil” together with some comments on how to making compost, compost tea and extracts.  Good start is the book,"Teaming with microbes,". This lecture goes to another level. You can learn more from her website (http://www.soilfoodweb.com)    You can find the slides from that talk below:
Elaine Ingham ORFC 2015 Presentation
Here's a sample pictures of the bacterial fungal ratio in the soil from on of the pages-working toward a fungal dominated compost.











here's the video that goes with the notes.. It posted earlier in the thread. 
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Post  sanderson on 9/6/2016, 5:06 am

Got distracted from going to bed when I started reading some of her articles! Shocked

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Post  has55 on 9/6/2016, 10:19 am

@sanderson wrote:Got distracted from going to bed when I started reading some of her articles! Shocked
LOL. I did the same thing, but since I work nights, I end up going to bed late in the daytime. I have to work on this.
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