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Should You Keyline Plow?

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Comments Off on Should You Keyline Plow?

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Keyline plowing has been promoted here in the United States as a tool for creating topsoil, improving water penetration and holding in soils, and a means of sequestering carbon. Yet there is very little research and no data showing these results. Here’s what we do and don’t know about it.

As always, if you’ve got research and data to share please let us know! We’re always willing to change our minds based on good science and data.

Keyline Plowing: What is it? Does it work?

Keyline plowing results: 522,720 worms for $280

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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