The Union of Concerned Scientists list the following as the “top ten tenets of agroecology:”pastured cattle

  1. Amendments: not all soils or amendments are created equal
  2. Animal Integration
  3. Agroforestry
  4. Breeds and seeds (local ones!)
  5. Barriers and strips
  6. Cover crops and green manure
  7. Conservation tillage
  8. Crop rotation
  9. Diversified fields
  10. Designed landscapes