Ep 168: Can farmers increase yield while reducing fertilizer usage? YES!

My guest today is Adam Litle from Sound Agriculture, a company helping farmers do more with less. Adam and I will chat about the importance of soil microbes, how Sound Agriculture has used chemistry to create their product, and how this can impact consumers at the grocery store.

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Photos taken on July 7, 2022, at Paulman Farms in North Platte Nebraska, by Lucas Oliver Oswald.

SOURCE can be used to gain more yield or to reduce synthetic fertilizer while maintaining yield


Show Notes:

  • Adam’s Background
  • Start of Sound Agriculture
  • Chemistry in Ag
  • Working with soil microbes
  • Importance of nitrogen and phosphorus in plant development
  • Increasing plant nutrients without fertilizers
  • What problems is this looking to solve?
  • The importance of soil fertility for crops
  • Reducing fertilizer usage while increasing yields thanks to soil health
  • Effects on mono-crops and crop rotation
  • How this technology can impact regenerative farming and climate change
  • Does this apply to organic farming?
  • Evolution vs Disruption in Ag
  • Feedback from farmers
  • How will this impact consumers?

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