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NRCS demonstraton at Achievement Days


By: Ryan Alley,

NRCS Soil Conservationist

Rain is one of the most important factors when trying to raise a crop. Its effectiveness is dependent upon the health of your soil. Healthy soils require biology such as bacteria, fungi, microorganisms, and living roots to create a soil profile riddled with pore spaces. Pore spaces allow water to infiltrate through the soil profile for plant uptake. Without these pore spaces the soil seals up and once the soil is sealed, it does not matter how much rain you get, it will not infiltrate into the soil profile. Salinity, which is a soil management is...

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