Why is farming so hard? What are we doing wrong? So many implements! So many chemicals!
This vid of Gabe Brown is part one of 3 videos everyone should take the time to watch.
Here is what farmbot should do:
1: Seed cover crop
2: mow cover crop/graze cover crop
3: Plant cash crop through dead cover crop
5: Mow/graze leftovers
6: Go to step 1
If you use this system, then all you need to add is some organic matter, and possibly some rock dust every few years.
No watering. No weeding. No chemicals. No spray. No frequent testing.
There are rules. There are exceptions. Learn. Get informed. Or hit me up, I’ll give you resources, info, and insight.
For starters read:
Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels (Amazon $19)
Mycorrhizal Planet by Michael Phillips
Key terms to know (there are many more):
Mycorrhizae (how to keep them alive)
Soil Food Web
Holistic Approach to Growing food
acquired systemic immune response in plants
Jasmonic acid pathways
This is not all of the information, but it is a good start. Hope this helps.