In real estate, it's location, location, location. In pest and disease prevention, it's nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Long-published Land Grant University research demonstrates that insect pests thrive when sources of plant nitrogen are not optimally balanced. Pest insects consume unhealthy plants, just as wolves prey on the old and the weak in fleeing herds. Nutritional integrity determines disease- and insect-resistance in our crops. Organically approved pesticides are more expensive, less effective and costly to apply. Learn how to farm without pesticide “band-aids” by managing soil and crop nutrition for optimal plant immune system function. Ben Franklin's adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” holds fast on the farm.
Soil, Crops, Animals, Pests, Beneficials
D | 11:45am
Advancing Eco Agriculture
John Kempf is a leading crop health consultant and designer of innovative soil and plant management systems. He is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company. A top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming, John founded AEA in 2006 to help fellow farmers by providing the education, tools, and strategies that will have a global effect on the food supply and those who are growing that supply. John is the host of the Regenerative Agriculture Podcast, where he interviews top scientists and growers about the science and principles of implementing regenerative agriculture on a large scale. He has a unique ability to simplify and clearly explain complex concepts in the areas of soil and plant health, and skillfully discusses the larger social and environmental impacts of food, agriculture, and ecology. John’s mission is to provide support to the world’s farmers and globally impact our food supply.