We, at Reisig Seeds, believe that by taking care of the soil we farm, the soil will take care of us. We are, in fact, stewards of the land, and we try to mimic mother nature as much as we can.
For the last 20 years, we have practiced no-till farming methods to build organic matter in the topsoil, maximize soil health and conserve water. With no-till farming, we make less trips over our fields with the tractor and allows us to conserve fuel and labor costs. And, because more rain goes into the soil instead of running off, our farm ground does not pollute rivers and streams.
Between cash-crops, we plant cover crop mixes on our fields. Cover crops residues prevents soil erosion from wind and rain while building up microbial communities in the soil.