Making a big difference - crop comparisons in January

28 January 2022

The difference is obvious! On the right in the photo below is an example of Deep Bed farming. Sedion stands between his Deep Bed grown maize on the right and conventionally grown maize on the left.

He is happy with the accelerating crop growth in his Deep Bed field compared to ridges, with just one day's difference in planting dates. He is planning to extend his Deep Bed field this year.

Deep Bed farmer Sedion
Deep Bed farmer Sedion

Sedion also hailed Deep Bed farming's success in preventing soil erosion compared to conventional ridges. Top soil has been washed away on the left below.

Soil loss is clear to see on the left
Soil loss is clear to see on the left

Charles is also pleased with how his crops perform in Deep Beds (left) compared to conventional ridges (right). We have many examples of this big difference.

Deep Bed farmer Charles in January
Deep Bed farmer Charles in January

A youth farmer called Edward is reporting healthy and strong Deep Bed crops. Look at the amount of water that has been caught below! Edward is growing a mixture of crops.

He is in touch with our training team by email and WhatsApp and does a lot of Deep Bed training online.

Edward's Deep Bed crops flourishing
Edward's Deep Bed crops flourishing

Edwards says there is zero soil erosion. Many farmers that pass by stop to ask Edward how to follow in his success. He is successfully training some using our website.

Edward's DBF cucumbers
Edward's DBF cucumbers

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