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Monitoring winter soil moisture, improving soil health can make irrigation more efficient

SOIL HEALTH is key to maximizing the benefit of winter rainfall mdashNRCS photo
<p><em><strong>SOIL HEALTH is key to maximizing the benefit of winter rainfall.</strong></em> &mdash;<strong>NRCS photo</strong></p>
&ldquo;Assuming you&rsquo;ll have adequate soil moisture recharge over the winter can lead to negative consequences in the irrigation season,&rdquo; says Paul B. Rodrigue, Natural Resources Conservation Service area supervisory engineer at Grenada, Miss.&nbsp;

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