Proper soil treatment is essential for achieving a plentiful harvest and it involves various practices which are intended for improving soil health, fertility, and structure, which ultimately promote the growth and development of plants.
Soil treatment helps optimize nutrient availability to plants. Through techniques like fertilization, composting, and crop rotation, essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are replenished in the soil.
Proper soil treatment can improve the soil’s structure by making its texture and composition richer and better. This can involve special techniques such as tilling, mulching, adding organic matter, etc. If the soil is well-structured, roots can penetrate more easily, allowing oxygen and water to better get inside the ground, which leads to stronger and healthier plants.
Soil treatment usually helps make the area more available, and the drainage system works better. And properly drained soil can prevent water-logging, which can be detrimental to plants’ good health. We could refer here to techniques like contour plowing, terracing, and the use of organic matter.
Soil treatment plays a crucial role in preventing the spread and development of plant diseases. Healthy soil, combined with disease prevention measures, reduces the risk of plant infections, resulting in improved crop health and higher yields.