Walking Wetlands, Good For Farmers And Refuges

 


Walking Wetlands, or rotating wetlands, gives farmers incentives to flood their acreage on a rotating basis and/or to convert it to organic land. For the refuges, the beauty of Walking Wetlands’ rotational flooding of farmland is that it provides ever-rejuvenated wetland habitat. For the farmers, the beauty is that flooding a field for a year or two vastly improves soil nutrients, suppresses pests and eliminates the need for fumigants and fertilizers.

All of this saves the farmer money, minimizes chemicals on the refuge, increases crop yield by about 25 percent and increases the value of the leases, which bring revenue to the refuges. Click on the PDF link below and go to page 7 to read more.From the "Refuge Update" May/June 2013 issue.

Attachment(s)