Raythesoilguy Demonstrates the Slake (or Soil Stability) Test


I have a question to ask you. Is your soil Healthy, functioning and stable? One of the best visual diagnostic tools that I know of is
the soil stability test. Here are two soils. Exactly the same soil type. This soil has been tilled for thirty
Years, this soil has not been tilled for forty years, it is covered with diverse plants year
round. Watch what happens when we drop the soil
in the water! Notice how the conventional till soil
is falling apart the biotic glues in the organic matter
are burned up by tillage, the soil pores have collapsed. Notice the no-till soil, the pore spaces are still intact. Do this test for yourself. I guarantee if you dig a little, You will learn a lot!

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