Drought conditions during most of the growing season in Iowa can have a profound impact on soil heath, just as when we have extreme wet conditions. The effect of drought can be noticed very clearly on crop performance when the lack of water availability is severe. This water stress can affect soil chemical, physical, and biological activities that are essential for plant and soil health.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi, "How Drought Affects Soil Health" (2017). Integrated Crop Management News. 2480.
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