Middle School students learn about soil health


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Jim Clendenin works with Ipswich middle school students in the School Theatre.

Ipswich middle school students partook in an interactive presentation on Thursday, May 5 at the Ipswich Public School Theatre with Soil Health Specialist Jim Clendenin.

Jim shared with the 85 students his wealth of knowledge on soil structure, and the five basic soil health principles.

The hour-long presentation focused on the importance of crop residue cover, benefits of low soil disturbance, the impact of living roots, diversity, and cropland livestock integration. Students assisted in demonstrations to show how tilled and non-tilled soils react to rainfall, their ability to decompose materi...

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