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Crop Residue Saves Water

Besides protecting the soil surface, crop residue can reduce evaporation, saving water for use by your crops. Evaporation from soil occurs in three stages:

Soil Organic Matter Boosts Water Holding Capacity

The amount of water in the soil that is available to crops is another soil property that can be improved by increasing organic matter content.…

Protect the Soil Surface to Increase Water Infiltration

If you want your soil to take water faster, protect the surface with crop residues. This was shown in a classic study from 1940. F.L.…