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Investigating the soil

We want to know what the ground is made of so we had a ground drill to investigate. In every piece of land, five in total, we drilled a hole to see what it was made of. 

As you can see in the film there was not much to find. Only clay and a bit of sand. We even could not get the drill in more than 30 centimeters as the ground was made so compact from all the heavy machinery driving on it.


Traditional farming will plow the ground loosening the top soil but compacting the soil bellow it. Making a plow pan or hardpan. 


 

This is something we need to fix but for now we took a sample of soil from our 5 main fields to analyze at home. 

Besides the hardpan layer we also noticed that there was hardly anything alive in the ground. No plants or vagetations and no insects. After many holes d
rilled we finally found one worm!


 



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