Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Good Soil Health Practices Benefit Playas

Mar 17, 2014

NRCS district conservationist discussing soil health improvement with producer
Credit Scott Bauer / USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Playa wetlands benefit from practices that result in good soil health. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says there are four principles to improving soil health:

  1. keep soil covered as much as possible
  2. disturb the soil as little as possible
  3. keep plants growing throughout the year to feed the soil
  4. diversify as much as possible using crop rotation and cover crops.

This Playa Country episode is the first in a three-part series on the effect of soil health on playas. It first aired on HPPR Tuesday, March 18, 2014.