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What are Soil Amendments?

What are Soil Amendments?

Soil amendments are substances added to soil to improve its physical properties such as permeability, water infiltration and retention, drainage, aeration and structure. The purpose of a soil amendment is to create a better environment for the roots of a plant and...

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Understanding Soil pH

Understanding Soil pH

If you want your garden or landscape to look its best, it's important to give your plants what they need to thrive. One important aspect of plant health is the pH of the soil. But what is soil pH, and what needs to be done after you know the pH number? Is it necessary...

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What is Vertical Farming?

What is Vertical Farming?

Vertical farming is basically indoor farming in multiple vertical shelves – growing upwards, not outwards. The concept was popularized by Columbia University professor Dickson Despommier in 1999. The main idea is to grow more food on less acreage – this is done by...

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Agrivoltaics Combines Agriculture With Solar Power

Agrivoltaics Combines Agriculture With Solar Power

One of the major arguments against utility-scale solar power is the amount of land needed to deploy solar panels. Land used for solar power cannot be used for other purposes, such as agriculture. However, according to the Portland Press Herald, an experiment is being...

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The Rise of Agricultural Drones

The Rise of Agricultural Drones

Technology is changing nearly every industry in the world, and agriculture is no exception. Although many think of farming as part of a more simple life, it is becoming increasingly complex. Farming is an unpredictable occupation faced with obstacles such as soil...

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