Organic and Biodynamic Farming

by Juan Ignacio Valdés

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A continuing series on biodiversity and biodynamic farming by Juan Ignacio Valdés


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Award-winning producer Juan Ignacio Valdés takes us on a year-long journey through the olive tree's annual rhythms to ensure excellent oil from healthy trees and to be responsible stewards for our planet.

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Organic and Biodynamic Farming Series

Part 1

Duration: About 16 minutes

  • The green revolution and biodiversity
  • Soil fertility
  • Land water and population pollution
  • The loss of biodiversity
  • Farming techniques

Part 2

Duration: About 15 minutes

  • Ecosystems
  • Abiotic factors
  • Biotic Factors

Part 3

Duration: About 16 minutes

  • Soil origins and texture
  • Soil types
  • Soil analytics best practices
  • Soil structure
  • Mycorrhiza organic matter in soil

Part 4

Duration: About 25 minutes

  • Feeding microorganisms
  • Water storing capacity
  • Unblocking soil nutrient deficiency
  • Temperature regulation soil compaction
  • Long term effects of organic soil
  • Applying organic matter
  • Appendix on composting

Part 5

Duration: About 15 minutes

  • Life above the soil
  • Life inside the soil
  • Microorganisms and conclusion

Part 6

Duration: About 17 minutes

  • Biodiversity and sustainability
  • How to study the biodiversity of our farm
  • Vegetation cover analysis
  • Vegetation cover plant families

Part 7

Duration: About 15 minutes

  • Vegetation cover benefits
  • Why manage the vegetation cover
  • When to manage the vegetation cover
  • Consideration when cutting
  • Plowing vs. cutting
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