Delta Optimist: Delta seeing decline in soil organic matter

Delta Optimist: Delta seeing decline in soil organic matter

Photo of Sean Smukler.

“Critical to soil health, the organic matter is on the decline in Delta and throughout the Fraser Valley.”

Delta Optimist reported on a study which shows that organic matter is on the decline in Delta and throughout the Fraser Valley. Organic matter is made up of decomposed plant and animal tissues, and is very important for soil aeration and water holding capacity. Dr. Siddhartho Paul conducted this study while he was a graduate student in CSFS Associate Dr. Sean Smukler’s lab (the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab at UBC).

Check out the full article here.