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Center farmer shares soil, water saving tips

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2014


Brendon Rockey Courier file photo by Lauren Krizansky


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ALAMOSA — Preaching to a slightly different choir, Center farmer Brendon Rockey shared with members of the Rio Grande Roundtable yesterday how his family’s farm has changed its agricultural practices to improve soil health and save water.

He explained how Rockey Farms, in its third generation of San Luis Valley farmers, gradually moved away from traditional practices of using herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other “cides” to address threats to its potato crops. Now the farm uses a “pro” rather than “anti” approach, Rockey explained. He used the term biotic to describe the type of farming his family has embraced, beginning with his uncle’s leadership.



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