|Better Farming Series 04 - The Soil: How the Soil is Made up (FAO - INADES, 1976, 37 p.)|
|Water in the soil|
To get good reserves of water in the soil, it is necessary to:
· improve the soil structure, by adding organic matter such as manure and the remains of plants.
The organic matter becomes humus.
· work the soil, since water does not go into soil that is too dense.
Working the soil at the beginning of the rainy season enables the soil to put a lot of water into reserve.