As the harvest season gets underway, farmers have the opportunity to see just how well their yields are returning. Wes Houx tells us more on how a relatively new mind set of farming called ecological farming, is paying off.
Harvest season is a time when a farmers hard work pays off. And with new farming techniques, Farmer Jim Hollman says his yields seem to be improving. This technique is called ecological farming. It involves using cover crops like peas, radishes, and ryegrass over the winter months to put needed nutrients back into the soil.
Center Seeds owner Jeff Rashawehr says once a farmer gives this process three years, it can take over farm ground that may once have been dead, and turn it back into highly productive soil. For farmer Jim Hollman, this is exactly what his farmland needs to come back to life.