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 What is regenerative agriculture

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 Regenerative agriculture is a set of farming practices that increase biodiversity biodiversity in soil organic matter currently most agricultural practices are devastating to biodiversity Indian organic agriculture while not has bad still does more harm then good regenerator agriculture is a way to reverse this tend to actually make a positive impact on the lands 

so what does reason rate agriculture actually we involve answering this question is question is is this question is question is is answering this question is question is is this question is question is is actually pretty Ricky because the practices that work best largely depend on the land that being worked with the variety of different prices border on infinity border on infinity a bit more than this

 however let's look at at three common forms three common forms  that regenerative agriculture

1.No - till farming

2. Regenerative grazing

3. Agro forestry 

1.No - till farming:- 

If Take the soil is full of organisms which are helpful for plants convert soil nitrogen into a plant usable form some bring water to water to the plants that would otherwise be out of reach other loosen and aerate 

the soil increasing water absorption and allowing plant roots to penetrate deeper when soil is turned over by a machine machine  most of these organisms are killed 

so the crops must rely on chemical fertilizers must rely on chemical fertilizers on chemical fertilizers which ends up leaching  into the water Central to no-till farming is to not do that that instead of tilling plant cover crops whose roots breakup the soil lets  warm aerate the soil and bring down nutrients keep the soil covered with an organic mulch it will break down over time adding more organic matter to the soil

Regenerative grazing

From the release of Methane to clearing forests pasture land cattle grazing racing is known for being very environmentally destructive but this is not inherent to grazing animals if the correct practices are put in location huge  sum of 

 Carbon can be sequestered into the ground soil can be billed and even desertification can be reversed in a matter of years here's how it works the growth of grass tends to start slow accelerate and slow down again this middle area is where it was the most Biomass that most efficiently 

if eaten before it gets to this point it's growth will  never speed this is what happened with the pastured animals  delete all the grass which does not have the chance to grow back fast enough before getting eaten again and moving

 how over grazing this leads to soil erosion drought and desertification but if the animals are kept in a tightly packed herd like they used to be in nature the grass has time to grow before being eaten the  total Biomass in the pasture is carbon that coming  from the nature air  not all the pastures gets eaten however some of it get pooped on and tramped which ends up creating the perfect conditions for a new top soil To be built this ends up happening incredibly quickly

Agro forestry

 this is one of the most complex and location dependent practices there or  i will therefore be over generalizing a bit  it always starts with observing forest and the relationship between everything in it the plants ,the animals  and the fungi that landscape the soil the water and then the water and then the water and then recreate these relationships in a way just these relationships in a way just as ecological Resilient but produces more food

 food forest are often thought as comprising 7 layers

 1 The root layer

 2.the ground cover layer

 3.the herbal layer

4.The shrub layer 

5.The low tree layer

6.The high tree layer

7.Vine layer 

Every one of these layers produces some sort of food or medicine or is in some way helpful to the system as a whole the plants are mostly perennial and include as many native species as possible these three examples of these three examples of regenerative agriculture + all the rest of them all of something in common where is in conventional agriculture

You seek to create as many of one of one thing as possible in thing as possible in regenerative agriculture you seek to to create as many relationship between things as possible your one of these things what sort of of relationship with the land do you want to foster