Excessive synthetic fertilizer application and simply leaving raw manure on the field combined together is one of the major emissions from agriculture . They are also water pollution culprits. Below are some of the better ways to provide nutrients to crops, create a better soil structure for farm resilience, and feed the beneficial microbes, which in turn decompose organic materials and store the resulted carbon.
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