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Local scientists advance soil health evaluation
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Local scientists advance soil health evaluation

In a September 2022 publication, two researchers from the Panhandle Research, Extension and Education Center (PREEC) proposed a natural land classification unit for comparing soil samples.“First, acknowledgment, understanding how soil is important; it’s not just dirt, it is a life sustaining finite resource we have on the earth. And we need to preserve it, conserve it, I think that’s the whole idea,” Bijesh Mahargan said.Maharjan, associate professor and PREEC specialist, and Saurav Das, research assistant professor, both serve in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They collaborated with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to promote soil health evaluation.The project initially began in 2020 when the researche...