Agenda Gotsch

MORE THAN MULCH – the benefits of having constantly occupied soil

More than mulch, Syntropic Agriculture proposes that the soil always remains occupied by growing species. The advantages are numerous: optimization of photosynthesis, soil life chain stimulation, constant input of organic matter, and above all, the complete independence of herbicides.

In this video, Fernando Rebello, from CEPEAS – Syntropic Agriculture Research Center, presents experimental areas implemented under the guidance of Ernst Götsch, in which trees, grains and vegetables grow harmoniously. Thus we have a total occupation of the field in time (natural succession) and space (stratification). The result is a biodiverse, ecologically resilient field that ensures financial flexibility for the farmer.

Dayana Andrade