Discover Soils: I ❤ Soils

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Plants need water—but what about when it’s running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops?

In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from an aquifer to…

Have you thanked a crop breeder today? …

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.

As the growing season progresses, you might not notice much about what’s happening to plants under the soil. Most of us pay attention to new shoots, stems, leaves, and eventually the flowers and…


Why do we Heart picture soil? Soils sustain life!

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