THE IMPORTANCE OF SOIL CONSERVATION
Soil conservation plays an important role in improving the soil. It is not only good for the soil but also the environment (research from EOS):
-Soil conservation improves the structure of the soil, which makes the soil better for us to live on.
-Well-maintained soils tend to be more fertile, which means more crops and lower farming costs.
-The farming methods used in soil conservation can help stop soil from being washed away.
-Most of these things give the soil more protection from wind and water.
Improves Water Infiltration
-It can hold more water when the soil is good at filtering, so it can hold more water. The crops will have everything they need to stay healthy.
-As long as there is good filtration, soil microbes like wet conditions. This means that the soil will be more fertile when there is good drainage.
Provides Animals with Food and Shelter
-When we take care of the soil, we can grow more plants that animals like to eat. A lot of livestock can get food from cover crops. Animals can also hide from the sun under vegetation cover.
-If you keep your soil healthy, you could have a lot more organic matter in your soil. Organic matter can help soil hold more water. Also, adding organic matter to the soil can improve the structure of the soil.