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A regional approach to soil health

Farmers can use a variety of practices to keep their soils healthy. Some of these practices include not tilling the land, planting cover crops between growing seasons and rotating the type of crop grown on each field.

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Cristian Terrones
ICL Agronomy Expert - Community Moderator

DIY sand, silt & clay soil testing!

Success in the garden starts with the soil. The ratios of sand, silt & clay in your soil will determine a lot of what you can grow. For example, if your soil is high in sand, it will be well-draining,... (More)

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Preserving our soils is essential for our future food security!
Preserving our soils is essential for our future food security!

Sustainable agricultural mulch

Agricultural mulch can help farmers regulate soil temperature, reduce weeds, and minimize water loss. However, the plastic in commonly-used agricultural mulch can degrade soil and water quality. The microplastics can even enter the food chain.

In a new study in... (More)