Soil Health Challenges



Healthy soils

Many factors influence crop production. Adequate preparation shrinks the gap between genetic potential and crop performance. As plants grow, nutrients are removed from the soil. Therefore, understanding the soil and nurturing it to support plant growth is necessary. To ensure the soil is replenished each season, particular attention should be paid to fertility (soil testing), soil type, pH, structure (tilth), rainfall, drainage, tillage practices, site selection, evaluation and preparation.

Retaining moisture and beneficial soil bacteria

Not all soil microorganisms are detrimental to crop production. In fact, a healthy rhizosphere or root zone promotes crop performance. Activating soil microflora and managing soil microbes is an important step to increasing plant vigor, while reducing root disease. These beneficial microorganisms are the key to improved soil fertility and root health.

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