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Hugh Aljoe, Noble Research Institute, Explains Why Rengenerative Ranching is Important
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 08:22:07 CDT
With the focus on regenerative ranching, The Noble Research Institute is returning to its roots, said Hugh Aljoe, director of producer relations for the Noble Research Institute.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Hugh Aljoe
During an interview with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, Aljoe said they started the process more than a year ago to emphasize rebuilding the soil.
Itís an exciting time for us at Noble as we focus on what we consider our original mission of our founder to regenerate and rebuild the soil, Aljoe said.
Aljoe said they are implementing many of the soil rebuilding techniques on their own ranchlands.
We are putting in infrastructure changes so we can more effectively graze our livestock regeneratively, he said.
Regenerative agriculture for us, and weíre calling it regenerative ranching, is that we want to rebuild the soils so our management practices are in alignment with the principles to rebuild the soils, he said.
Here at the Noble Research Institute we are dedicating our efforts on grazing lands and with 650 million acres across the United Sates there are a lot of grazing lands that we can address, he said.
The organic matter is one of the easier metrics to measure and if we can increase the organic matter one percent within our soils that is 20,000 gallons of water or three quarters of inch of rainfall that soaks in per rainfall event, (per acre) Aljoe said.
The key thing is we have to get organic matter in the soil, he said.
He encouraged producers to think differently about completely grazing off the entire grass or forage and begin to think about giving back to the land.
There are organisms within the soil that need probably half the dry matter that is produced above ground as well as the part that is below ground, so we have to manage for the carbon that goes into the ground beginning at the soil surface, Aljoe said.
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