Soil quality consists of physical, biological and chemical features. Soil structure, type and texture influence a lot in nutrient circulation, leaching and run-offs from the catchment basin. For example compaction caused by heavy machines and grazing reduce water infiltration capacity, root growth and nutrient uptake by plants and thus cause more surface run-offs into water bodies. In addition, soil degradation leads to inefficient use of fertilizers and causes loss of resources.
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Ravinnerenki Project 14th September 2020
Kuopio Water Cluster 13th February 2020