About This Project
Soil health determines the capacity of a landscape to absorb and hold moisture, particularly rainfall. Globally, drought and soil degradation threaten agricultural production, yet simple interventions, e.g. managed grazing and compost, can restore soil carbon and organic matter. Using comprehensive soil monitoring, our work will quantify the impacts of these methods in the restoration of a historic dry farmed almond orchard, providing guidelines for other drought-affected sites around the world.