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Hurricanes should remind us of the importance of healthy soil

Hurricanes should remind us of the importance of healthy soil

For farmers, heavy rains can be worse than severe droughts. They can prevent seed germination, destroy fragile seedlings, drown crops, and prevent harvest. After the soil dries, the soil can crust over, creating further problems during a following dry spell. In the last two years, most farmers in Maryland have experienced both heavy rains, as a result of hurricanes, and major drought. These events should remind us of the importance of healthy soil. For some time, Ray Archuleta, with Natural…

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