Soil

How Biochar Increases Soil Fertility

What is soil conservation?

Soil conservation refers to the practice of protecting and managing soil resources to prevent soil erosion, degradation, and loss of fertility. Various techniques and strategies are used to help ensure a sustainable use of soil for agricultural, ecological, and environmental purposes.

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The Benefits of the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Initiative

As part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Initiative is designed to enhance important wildlife habitat to achieve local conservation goals. SAFE is a component of CRP that specifically focuses on working with private landowners to convert their land into valuable wildlife habitat. For the environment, the land, …

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The Goals of the Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

In 2022, Illinois reinstated the statewide Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) as a division of the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Along with the general conservation and restoration goals of CRP, CREP focuses on specific goals for each state. Upon its return, the Illinois CREP released a number of guidelines and requirements for landowners interested …

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What is CRP Doing for Your Soil

What is CRP Doing for Your Soil?

Aside from improving water quality and enhancing wildlife habitats, one of the primary goals of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is to reduce soil erosion. Erosion of soil is a major environmental concern, as it deteriorates the quality of both the soil and water on your land. Eventually, this can lead to land that can …

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