Water-wise farming technique

Michigan-State-University-Water-Retention-SWRT-Researchers at Michigan State University designed some techniques using water retention membrane (a fancy word for plastic sheets, I think) buried under the soil to help retain water where the plants need it, without inhibiting their growth.  It worked well, increasing yield to around 150% of normal.  We’ll be needing more clever ideas like this in the coming years as global warming increases its impact on our way of life.  Read more here.

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