Saturday, February 9, 2019

Podcast: Soil health and composting

In the latest episode of our ATTRA: Voices from the Field podcast, Nina Prater, a Soil Specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – at NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, sits down with Dr. Buz Kloot of the University of South Carolina.
They talk about a new composting system developed by Dr. David Johnson and Hui-Chen Su Johnson, dubbed the Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor, which allows for beneficial-fungal growth. The conversation also includes fungi-to-bacteria ratios as a soil health indicator, the five “Soil Health Principles,” and how soil health practices can help farmers achieve greater financial freedom.
You can download the free podcast here and find it on the ATTRA website at

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