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close this bookBetter Farming Series 04 - The Soil: How the Soil is Made up (FAO - INADES, 1976, 37 p.)
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Practical advice

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.