Who is wilt-free? Farmers with organic-rich, water-holding soils, that’s who

Long-term success for farmers depends on how they treat their soil, especially as climate change is making rainfall patterns more unreliable. The make-up of soils varies enormously, sometimes from one field to another. Clay, which holds four times as much water as coarse light sand, can be a big advantage, but with too much rain can become waterlogged, leading to drowned crops. Clay soils also compress under heavy farm machinery. A good mixture of soil

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Who is wilt-free? Farmers with organic-rich, water-holding soils, that’s who

Long-term success for farmers depends on how they treat their soil, especially as climate change is making rainfall patterns more unreliable. The make-up of soils varies enormously, sometimes from one field to another. Clay, which holds four times as much water as coarse light sand, can be a big advantage, but with too much rain can become waterlogged, leading to drowned crops. Clay soils also compress under heavy farm machinery. A good mixture of soil

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