The standard narrative when one quits the application of synthetic fertilizer is that you would be mining your soils. This may be true for soils that are degraded, probably tilled, and being managed in a undiversified rotation. But what about regenerative soils? Are we still mining them? The Jorgensen Land and Cattle operation went 100% no-till in 1991 and since then, they have diversified their rotations and cattle are not only being used for aftermath grazing, but they are also grazing the cover crops. In this episode, Bryan talks about how long they have cut application of dry P to the soil’s surface and what has happened to their soil test P levels as well as what they observe. The idea that plants can access pools of nutrient that cannot be detected by the soil test is not necessarily a new one, but to many with conventional agronomic training, this idea is a little scary, yet this case study is but one situation in South Dakota where farmers are thinking outside the box, helping their economics, and, oh by the way, improving their environmental performance. Good for the farmer, good for the land, that’s what we love at merit or Myth!