The McIntyre family, which has farmed this acreage since 19, has been no-till farming
for years and for many of those years they considered adding chickens.
Although environmental stewardship is a major theme in the hemp industry, Chimney Rock Farms sets itself apart with its no-till farming
methods and passive solar greenhouses.
It's the biology of the cover crop that's doing all the work," says Moyer, whose book, Organic No-Till Farming
(available on Page 80), describes how no-till limits tillage, reduces labor, and improves the soil without chemicals.
has been widely adopted for dryland grain production in Australia due to benefits including improved soil structure with better water infiltration and water retention, increased ground cover with less soil erosion and increased soil fertility with more soil organic carbon sequestered (Chan and Heenan 2005; Hobbs 2007; Thomas et al.
Carbon Sequestration: Control of deforestation and Carbon sequestration by reforestation, green manuring, no-till farming
His no-till farming
immediately caught my attention.
In the 1970s no-till farming
/minimum tillage was introduced.
Problems and challenges of no-till farming
for the rice-wheat systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains in South Asia.
These include composting, organic no-till farming
and pasture cropping with controlled livestock grazing.
Many of these farms have a history of developing and embracing ecological practices such as no-till farming
(also called conservation agriculture), crop-livestock integration, organic farming and grass-fed animal production.
And no-till farming
retains more groundwater--but encourages weeds, which GMOs would help contain.
Farm and ranch land protection, including the practices that go along with protection, such as improving soil health, implementing no-till farming
and enhancing wildlife habitat.