SOIL HEALTH is key to maximizing the benefit of winter rainfall mdashNRCS photo

SOIL HEALTH is key to maximizing the benefit of winter rainfall.NRCS photo

Monitoring winter soil moisture, improving soil health can make irrigation more efficient

“Assuming you’ll have adequate soil moisture recharge over the winter can lead to negative consequences in the irrigation season,” says Paul B. Rodrigue, Natural Resources Conservation Service area supervisory engineer at Grenada, Miss. 

It may be something you don’t do, but monitoring winter soil moisture may be as important, or moreso, than doing it during the irrigation season.

“Assuming you’ll have adequate soil moisture recharge over the winter can lead to negative consequences in the irrigation season,” says Paul B. Rodrigue, Natural Resources Conservation Service area supervisory engineer at Grenada, Miss.

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