kickstarting the cycle in a few steps
Regenerative agriculture should generate money for the farmer and preferably through a good balance, not through a lot of subsidies with accompanying rules. Circular agriculture requires you to look at the whole first, instead of trying to optimize each part separately. A highly active soil life is the basis of any profitable agricultural business and we have to keep that in mind when making every decision.
Cooperation between arable farmer and livestock breeder provides the balance and offers mutually more opportunities. In the other case, the intermediaries get their money's worth.
Our approach starts with slurry improvement, with a Kinsey analyse (Ca/Mg occupancy of the CEC) and a discussion about crop rotation. Getting the basics right often costs the leasts money. We work together with SoilMasters for this. EC soil scans and Kinsey analyses can be combined by them into task maps for spraeders.
Soils with a correct Ca/Mg are more efficient with nitrogen and a nicer home for biology.
We teach you to think in terms of red and green food for the plant.
The soil life also supplies a lot of CO2 fertilization to the plant, this gives a kind of flywheel effect for photosynthesis.
The above thinking model of Peter Vanhoof is our guideline. Our winter duo talks with Peter invariably receive very good feedback.
Strong soil life also allows the organic nitrogen to 'flow faster'
The supply of organic matter is essential, but in order to build up stable humus we get much further with good photosynthesis. We teach you how to tune photosynthesis.
The aim of our approach is to create a resilient, profitable crop that uses the natural repellants present in living soil.
Choosing a growth path that lies outside the domain of pathogenic fungi, oomycetes, bacteria and viruses. The path of the green arrows on the diagram opposite. We prefer to put our energy into managing the environment (pH-redox-EC) than fighting individual diseases and pests.
Depending on the crops and their balances, the desired speed of change and the available machinery, we make a tailor-made plan.
The start does not have to be on a large surface. Better to change a few things at once in a smaller area.
Taking time to retrain, to inspect the soil is much more important.
The switch to regenerative agriculture does not only take place in soil and crop, but also between the ears of the grower.
Through tests at the Practice Center for Precision Agriculture in Reusel, we have been able to test various things in recent years, from an intensive approach to 'light & easy
Always welcome on site to put a shovel in the ground yourself, feel and smell!
Shifting to regenerative agriculture has many facets and stages.
You can contact us for advice on slurry quality, composting, compost tea, soil analyzes (incl. Biology), stone meal, green manure, reduction of crop protection, adjustment with trace elements, more efficient leaf spraying.