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close this bookBetter Farming Series 06 - The Soil: How to Improve the Soil (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)
close this folderHow to improve the soil for many years
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Open this folder and view contentsClearing the land and grubbing the trees
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(introduction...)

In Booklet No. 4, page 29, we saw how important water is in the soil.

When land does not have enough water, you can bring water to a field. This is called irrigation.

When land has too much water, you can take water away from a field. This is called drainage.

· Before you dig and plant a field, you must clean it.

You have to take away the grass and plants and trees. This is clearing the land.
You also have to take away the stumps of trees. This is called grubbing.