Thursday, 16 August 2018 16:34

University researchers and organic farmers to build soil as nature intended

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imageA USDA grant will allow a group of California organic farmers to team up with researchers from the University
imageA USDA grant will allow a group of California organic farmers to team up with researchers from the University of California, Chico State and Fresno State to determine whether tilling less soil on the farm will improve production of vegetable crops. The aim is to duplicate the soil environment found in natural areas – typically concealed by plants, leaves and other organic debris – to improve agricultural soil health, increase production, reduce water use and avoid leaching......

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