- Cover cropping: Growing crops between harvest seasons to improve soil health and reduce erosion.
- Reduced tillage: Minimizing soil disturbance to reduce erosion and improve soil structure.
- Crop rotation: Alternating different crops in the same field to improve soil health and reduce pest and disease pressure.
- Composting: Using organic matter, such as compost, to improve soil health and fertility.
- Use of green manures: Planting cover crops to add organic matter to the soil and improve fertility.
- Livestock integration: Incorporating livestock into crop production systems to improve soil health and fertility through manure and other organic matter.
- Diversified cropping: Planting a variety of crops to promote biodiversity and reduce pest and disease pressure.
- Restoration of degraded land: Working to restore degraded land to improve soil health and support biodiversity.
Regenerative agriculture is a holistic approach to farming that focuses on improving soil health and promoting biodiversity. In the context of organic farming, regenerative practices typically include: