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:
- keep soil covered as much as possible
- disturb the soil as little as possible
- keep plants growing throughout the year to feed the soil
- 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.