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Soils rich in organic matter are more resilient to periods of flooding and drought as well as being less prone to compaction. Organic matter levels have declined in UK soils, with a recent University of Sheffield study finding that the average has fallen from 8% at the end of the First World War to about 2% in 2013. See also: No-till could regenerate soils and cut production costs This is a worrying trend, as Shamal Mohammed, head of integrated crop technology […]