Fungal Farming Case Study
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.