What is soil preservation?
Being an organic gardener for many years, I think I can answer this question with a good deal of accuracy. For one thing, soil is made up of many microorganisms, organic matter, and minerals. In order for soil to be healthy and preserved in a way to keep it healthy, and in place, many things must be considered.
- If used for agriculture, (gardening or farming) the soil must always be replenished in nutrients, and organic matter.
- t must be prevented from eroding and washing away, by the use of mulches, and plants which keep it in place, through a network of roots.
- Trees are a good thing for soil conservation, as well as small plants, whose roots keep it from washing away.
- Chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and planting the same things over and over, are bad for soil. Chemicals kill microorganisms, which are essential for good soil. Microorganisms help break organic matter down into soil. Have you ever wondered why the soil in a forest is so black and rich? It's from leaves decomposing over time.
- The dust bowl of the 30's, with resultant crop failure, was partially caused by chemicals, machinery, and the planting of one crop over time (wheat). At first production was so good, the farmers made a lot of money. There was so much wheat, that the price fell drastically, and the farmers went broke, then abandoned their farms. Then a drought hit, and the soil was so barren, it just blew away, creating the infamous "Dust bowl".
- If you garden, it's very important to return nutrients to the soil.
- Composting, adding leaves and other organic materials helps very much, and prevents the need for chemical fertilizers.
- Washing away of soil, is also a consideration.
- Be sure to mulch, and not till too often if possible. You'd be surprised what will grow without tilling the earth.
- Vary the plants you have in one area, different plants steal different nutrients. Varying the crops helps.
- Return the plant waste each season back into the soil. The key thing here is nutrients.
- Another big problem with soil is the deterioration of the top soil (result: dustbowl). It's important for plant life and just holding everything together. Water distribution. You name it. Plowing and other practices can mess it up causing erosion and runoff.
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Answer . Many foods include preservatives to increase the shelf life of a certain product, and even sometimes the taste, ie. MSG.
See pages 9-11 of your East African Rift Lab Reading. I'll bet I'm in your class. lol Forest floors are generally wetter and have more organisms living there than in prairie…s.
It is important to preserve renewable resources such as soil andforests. This makes them more useful to the various activities thatman engages in without being worn out.
is a natural fertilizer that helps plants grow............:-)
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by avoiding too much use of fertilizer
by not using much fertilizers
It is a natural fertilizer!
keep it fresh make sure the soil doesn't go dry add water and sometimes add some food left overs not too much though or the soil wink start to stink . if you try to plant plan…ts dry soil they die not enough vitamins or water in the soil.
the truth is that you cant you need animals poo or fertiliser to keep healthy soil to stay. sorry.
soil is not renewable and we might use it all to quickly due tothe expanding #s of people
Worms And animal poop as in fertilizers
In Farm Crops
Yes, especially plants with fibrous root systems such as grasses. The roots provide resistance to the flow of water and the stems and leaves provide resistance to wind. Soil p…articles become trapped in the various plant parts instead of moving away with the erosive force.