THE SCIENCE IS SIMPLE
INCREASE SOIL CARBON AND ROOT GROWTH IS THE MAJOR GOAL. More carbon in the soil means less carbon in our air. These other goals facilitate this.
IMPROVE SOIL WATER MOVEMENT. Water infiltration and percolation rate, whic is the speed in which water enters and moves through the soil, needs to increase. We want the water in the soil, not running off.
INCREASE SOIL ORGANIC MATTER PERCENTAGE. Within the soil are creatures such as worms, as well as microscopic fungi, bacteria, and protozoa. The more organic matter we have, the healthier the soil, in part because organic matter retains plant nutrients and water better than soil particles.
ESTABLISH PROPER BALANCE OF KEY MINERALS in the soil. Too much sodium and/or magnesium and/or too little calcium will compromise water infiltration. A full soil test will be taken from each field area to insure proper plant and soil nutrition.
MAINTAIN SOIL STRUCTURE. This can be achieved by increasing organic matter and decreasing tillage through no-till equipment.
INCREASED VEGETATION as a result of more photosynthesis due to improved soil health, which in turn increases the amount of carbon sequestration, as well as preventing soil erosion.