Our Farming Practices
our best practices for sustainable farming
This practice slows the breakdown of plant material both on the soil surface and in the root zone, slowing the release of carbon back into the atmosphere. The carbon taken from the atmosphere is stored in the soil. Additionally, by continuous cropping, the plants take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store it in plant structures. In dry conditions such as those in southwest Saskatchewan, no-till farming helps to conserve land moisture and minimize land erosion.
As a part of no-till farming we alternate crops year to year by planting legumes on off years to
regenerate the soil naturally. Legumes have the ability to put nitrogen and organic matter back into the soil and provide a fertile root zone for the next year’s crop. The legumes grown are high in protein and used to feed people all over the world.