Our "Top Five" John Kempf & the Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast from John Kempf is truly one of the best—if not THE best—agriculture podcasts out there. For those of you who haven’t stumbled upon it yet, and want a good place to begin, here are our top five favorite episodes. Though, it’s hard to choose, every episode will leave your mind blown, at least a little bit. Most every episode covers some facet of the regenerative agriculture ethos, some practical and actionable information, and where to turn to learn more about the specific topics discussed therein. We cannot praise it enough, it’s so worth the hype, just give it a listen already…
Our Top Five Regen Ag Episodes
In this episode, John interviews David Montgomery, Professor of Geomorphology at the University of Washington. John and David discuss soil regeneration at length, pulling from David’s experience developing new topsoil in dead, stony ground and his deep dive into the science behind it.
Soil analysis should be used as a milestone to monitor progress towards growing healthy crops; they should not be used as a goal. Every nutrient and soil amendment application needs to produce a strong crop response, not just a soil analysis response. When we apply this understanding properly it means that we will not apply uneconomical quantities of soil amendments to balance a soil analysis that do not first provide a benefit to the crop.
In this episode, we talk about plant and insect communications, and how plants can only see and feed on plants who are unhealthy (insects are only attracted to unhealthy plants). We also discuss Dr. Dykstra’s current day work in bioelectromagnetics, entomology, and agriculture. This episode is a truly amazing glimpse into these very fascinating areas and how they relate to plant physiology.
In this episode, John discusses specific methods for the management of nitrogen and phosphorous for maximum benefit while reducing leaching, runoff, and pollution. Learn how to address nitrogen and phosphorus from both organic and conventional approaches. This episode contains effective, actionable information geared towards responsible and regenerative fertilizer management.
Dr. Jerry Pollack is a pioneering water researcher whose work in structured water and cell biology has been described as being some of the most important research that will be conducted in the 21st century. His research creates a completely new paradigm of cell biology and nutrient absorption. He is recognized worldwide as a dynamic speaker and author, whose passion lies in plumbing the depths of natural truths. In this episode, Jerry and I discuss how water moves to the top of a 100-yard tall redwood, how nutrients are absorbed across cell membranes and plant roots, the role of water in moving nutrients through vascular tissue, and how plant roots can absorb complete compounds from the soil solution.