Plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides have damaged the health of agricultural soils, resulting in reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater and pollutant runoff, degraded streams, and contaminated groundwater. This project measures how no-till seeding, multi-species cover cropping, and elimination of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides (in particular, neonicotinoids) can rejuvenate agricultural soils and protect water quality.
Funded by: Foundation Prince Albert II De Monaco
Principal Investigators: Melinda D. Daniels, Jinjun Kan, Diana Oviedo Vargas, Marc Peipoch
Project Years: 2019, 2020, 2021