NMSU’s soil health research project is helping local growers

LAS CRUCES – When local farmers have questions, researchers from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the State University of New Mexico seek solutions. The long-term project for research and demonstration of soil health, which began in the spring of 2021 and is hosted by the NMSU Leyendecker Plant Science Research Center, is the result of such a request.

“The project was inspired by the fact that many growers asked how different management practices affect soil health in the short and long term in irrigation drought systems,” said John Idovu, plant science extension specialist / extension agronomist. . “However, due to the lack of research information on the long-term impacts of soil health practices, we have not been able to provide effective responses to meet the needs of farmers in the region.

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