Generally, moving away from tilling, using less chemical fertilizers, and perhaps adding organic matter such as compost to build soils, participants said. In addition to improving carbon and water storage, healthy soils have the microorganisms that can process and make available key nutrients to plants and crops. Some organic farming techniques that help restore the soil include use of green manure (uprooted or sown crop parts incorporated or left on topsoil), cover crops, crop rotation and organic compost.
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