This study, therefore, investigated the effect of land use practices and management intensity (fallowing
and organic inputs) on soil structure and SOM dynamics in long-term field trials across eastern (Kenya and Malawi) and western (Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger) Africa.
Dzongkhag Agriculture Officer (DAO) DC Bhandari said that unavailability of irrigation channels, human-wildlife conflict, the difficult terrain and the shortage of farmers due to rural-urban migration are some of the common reasons for the increasing fallowing
A hidden cost of frequent summer fallowing
in semiarid environments is soil organic matter (SOM) decline and soil erosion, primarily wind erosion.
Additional keywords: fallowing
, snail medic, sustainability.
Dan Mecklenburg, a Mecklenburg gardens in Bozeman, Montana, recommends fallowing
the soil - tilling or turning it over to expose the bare earth to the sun - for an entire year prior to plating.