OFRF Releases Eighth Guidebook on Soil Health
While many discuss the urgency of scaling regenerative agricultural practices to sequester atmospheric carbon, most shy away from the “o” word entirely. Enter the Organic Farming and Research Foundation. The organization recently released their eighth guidebook on soil health titled Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Carbon Sequestration.
Improving soil microbial activity is paramount for increasing carbon capture in the soil, and new studies are showing that chemical fertilizers and pesticides are detrimental to the web of life under our feet. From OFRF’s post on their new guidebook, “‘Research demonstrates that sustainable organic agriculture has great potential to sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance farm resilience,’ said Dr. Diana Jerkins, Research Program Director at OFRF. ‘We believe it is the best approach because sustainable organic agriculture not only integrates best soil health management practices, it protects soil life from the potentially adverse effects of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.’”
You can request a download of their new guidebook here.