Dr. David Johnson
Dr. David Johnson, research scientist, conducts multi-discipline field-scale research to provide data that establishes the principles and benefits of regenerative agriculture. This research is designed to help farmers and ranchers, at all production levels, best understand and implement management practices for successful adoption of regenerative agricultural practices.
Funding purpose: Helps continue research that is currently demonstrating that regenerating a soil’s microbial community population, structure, diversity and biological functionality can improve soil health, promote better plant growth and crop productivity, farmer profitability and enhance our ability to capture and store atmospheric CO2 as organic carbon in soils of agroecosystems. Funds are used to conduct field scale experiments employing regenerative agriculture management protocols with research exploring the depths of microbial community structure and metabolic functionality using soil foodweb analyses and metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses.
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