Fungal Farming Case Study

Date : 26th April 2023 | 7:00 pm

This is part of a webinar series from the Soil Food Web School, where they’ll be taking a deep dive into the important relationships between fungi and plants. 

In this webinar, agroecologist, Nicole Masters, shares a case study from Cottonwood Ranch in the Northern Nevada desert, where she reported regenerating a degraded hay pasture with biological management for only $20/acre, compared to the $160/acre cost for chemical fertilizer management.

In degraded pasture plots treated with biological applications, soil fungal-to-bacterial ratio increased by over 500%, in 5 years. Increased fungal biomass and diversity in the soil enabled more desirable grasses to  emerge and thrive, increasing yield and profitability.

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