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One of the most important issues facing our dogs and all creatures is loss of biodiversity, in the gut and in the ecosystem. Balanced gut and balanced ecosystems are healthy. dysbiotic gut and dysbiotic ecosystems bring disease.

Regenerative agriculture is key to improving biodiversity

Regenerative agriculture improves soil health, primarily through the practices that increase soil organic matter.

Regenerative Agriculture

At RISOBiotics™ microbiome support, we promote regenerative agriculture, which involves practices that (i) contribute to generating/building soils and soil fertility and health; (ii) increase water percolation, water retention, and clean and safe water runoff; (iii) increase biodiversity and ecosystem health and resiliency; and (iv) invert the carbon emissions of our current agriculture systems.

Practices Include:

1. No-till/minimum tillage

2. Soil fertility enhancement - through application of cover crops, crop rotations, compost, and animal manures, which restore the plant/soil microbiome to promote liberation, transfer, and cycling of essential soil nutrients

3. Building biological ecosystem diversity - inoculation of soils with composts or compost extracts to restore soil microbial community

4. Well-managed grazing practices stimulate improved plant growth, increased soil carbon deposits, and overall pasture and grazing land productivity 

Why should we care and how does this fit into our Canine Healthy Soil Project mission?

We all live together on this planet where we face the serious consequences of climate change. Regenerative Agriculture practices greatly enhance carbon capture through building healthy soil. By rebuilding soil organic matter and soil biodiversity (soil health), we significantly increase the amount of carbon that can be drawn down from the atmosphere while greatly improving soil fertility and the water cycle, thus helping to mitigate the rising atmospheric carbon levels and resulting climate change.

Plant productivity (and very likely, nutrient density) is greatly improved; therefore, we are able to feed more people and animals well. And, it has been shown that it is more economically advantageous to the farmer. As veterinarians getting involved in the CHSP, we would be raising awareness of the vast potential Regenerative Agriculture and resulting healthy soil has to affect health through the animals we treat, ultimately fostering health of all animals, their humans, and our gracious planet.


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