Soil Health Demonstration – Rainfall Simulator, Soil Aggregation, Infiltration
When the rain comes, will your soil be ready? You’ve learned a lot about soil health already, but have you seen it in action? Join us outside for a variety of soil health demonstrations, including NRCS’ eye-opening rainfall simulator and slake test. Learn how your soil and crop management (tillage, residue, cover crops, crop rotation) affect water infiltration and hence crop productivity and water quality. We’ll discuss soil texture, soil aggregation, soil structure and parent material as they relate to water infiltration and water-holding capacity.
Maggie Payne, Resource Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS, 10 years in RI and MA.
Kate Parsons, Resource Conservationist focusing on soil health, USDA-NRCS, MA