North Dakota State University Helps Farmers Maintain Soil Health

In *All, Agricultural Systems by Ag is America

North Dakota State University Extension is teaching farmers to implement effective methods for improving soil health. Soil health is very farm specific, but common goals include erosion control, water management, efficient nutrient cycling, weed management, livestock grazing and consistent crop yields.

Sodicity refers to the level of sodium in soil, and salinity refers to the level of salt. Amending sodicity and salinity of soil is important to farmers because high salinity prevents crops from taking up water and nutrients, which leads to losses in crop yields. North Dakota State University’s outreach helps farmers understand, protect and build the soil resource.

 

To learn more about the work North Dakota State University is doing, read more here.

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