Harvest Public Media
7:42 am
Tue July 23, 2013

How Prairie Plants Help Restore Farmland Soil

What today is just a patch of weeds next to rows of soybeans, Watkins is confident will establish as prairie within three years. And that will help prevent nutrient runoff and soil erosion.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

The world’s soil is in trouble, even in the fertile Midwest. Some experts warn that if degradation continues unchecked, topsoil could be gone in 60 years. That has implications for agriculture and the broader environment.

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