Bringing Cleared Land into Agricultural Production

By John Deibel, Freelance Author and Agronomist As the adoption of new Agricultural technologies evolve in the countries of sub-tropic regions around the world, the clearing of land once occupied by forests, fringe mixed stands, non-agricultural brush land, and other non-agricultural areas is continually increasing.  In the past, we did not know what we know today about Sustainable systems whereby any human activity, no matter where it is carried out, needs to be cognizant of the fact that it will affect [...]

Improved Management of Soils Making Huge Strides Across the Globe

“How Farmers in Developing Countries Can Benefit from Digitized Soil Mapping” by:  John Deibel, Freelance Author and Agronomist   How Soils are Formed Think of soils as the ‘skin’ of the Earth. Their depth varies from negligible (only a few millimeters) influenced by forces which have moved them such as wind, water, weathering, and human activity; to several meters deep where they exist untouched by these forces.  Soils exist in layers, or ‘horizons’, each with their respective importance from the short term management [...]


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