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Paicines Ranch will host a workshop on regenerative agricultural practices

During the workshop, John Kempf will describe the principles and science of regenerative agricultural ecosystems that optimize plant performance.

Information provided by Paicines Ranch Learning Center

The Paicines Ranch The Learning Center has announced that John Kempf will lead a two-day workshop for farmers on May 11-12 on regenerative farming practices. The release says John has a comprehensive understanding of regenerative farming practices and is one of the most influential thinkers and presenters in this field.

He added that during the workshop, Kempf will describe the principles and science of regenerative agricultural ecosystems that optimize plant performance.

“Participants will leave with an understanding of how to manage agricultural systems to reduce pest problems, improve crop resilience to climatic extremes, consistently improve crop yields and quality, and rapidly revitalize soil health,” says the press release. “When a truly regenerative ecosystem is functioning well, the need for external inputs becomes less and less important and, in some cropping systems, may even be eliminated.”

The release says that while the principles and science are transferable to all crops, this course will focus on growing crops over a large area.

The following topics will be covered over the two days:

  • How to access the huge untapped genetic potential of many crop varieties to produce higher yields. This discussion will focus on understanding the nutritional needs of plants at specific growth stages.
  • How to increase photosynthesis from the current base to much higher levels, managing carbon dioxide release, water hydrolysis, chlorophyll levels and influencing leaf size and thickness.
  • Why insect pests and diseases are attracted to specific crops and how plants produce compounds to protect themselves when their nutrient profiles are balanced.
  • How insects communicate with plants in the infrared spectrum and how nutrient profiles affect the infrared signature of plants.

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