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Water management and retantion in Agriculture

Water management must be considered in order to achieve good healthy crops and good harvest results. The main objective of good water management in the soil improves the availability of water to the plants through activities that enhance infiltration of rain water increase, soil water holding, and storage capacity, minimize evaporation from the soil and minimize loss and salinization.
Activities to achieve these objectives include measures to conserve water including runoff water harvesting.
Crop rotation in which deep rooted plants utilize surface water from deeper soil horizons
Surface residue mulching and cover cropping to decrease evaporation.
Improved tillage to enhance infiltration and residue surface runoff
Application of fertilizer or organic manure to promote vigorous crop growth
Use of drought tolerant crops in drier areas.
Make contours, garden water dams and other water management practices to achieve water retaining and good yields