Q. Consider the following:
1.Increasing tillage
2.Growing cover crops
3.Increasing organic matter inputs
Which of the above are the measures required to improve the health of the soil?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Explanation – There are various methods to improve soil health such as growing cover crops, increasing the usage of organic fertilizers, reducing pesticide use, reducing tillage, etc. Further, tillage fractures the soil, it disrupts soil structure, accelerating surface runoff and soil erosion. Tillage also reduces crop residue, which help cushion the force of pounding raindrops.

Source: PIB