Soil moisture Current Affairs, GK & News

ISRO PSLV-C52 Launch

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently launched the PSLV – C52 rocket successfully. The rocket carried two small satellites and EOS – 04. The two small satellites were Inspiresat – 1 and INS – 2TD. This is the first launch of 2022. And it is the first launch since the failure of EOS – ..

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Zero Tillage Technology

Zero tillage is an agricultural practice. It maintains permanent soil cover. It increases natural biological processes that occur in the soil. It improves sustained crop production and increases soil nutrition. There is no soil disturbance. What is Zero Tillage Technology? Tillage is land preparation. Tilling of land means agitating the soil particles by overturning, digging ..

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World Soil Day: December 5

Every year, the World Soil Day is celebrated on December 5. The day is celebrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) operating under the United Nations and also by several other international organizations. This year, the World Soil Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Halt soil salinization, enhance soil production This signifies the ..

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What is Root Zone Moisture?

NASA recently released the estimates of soil moisture in the root zone (the top 39 inches of soil) as of January 11, 2021. Accordingly, the Konya Plains had the lowest “root zone moisture”. The estimate was done based on the GRACE-FO satellite data. Key Findings The Konya Plains located in Turkey received 38% less rainfall ..

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NASA releases global maps of soil moisture

NASA recently released maps of soil moisture content and groundwater wetness for many regions including India. It is a joint initiative with University of Nebraska. About the Initiative Though NASA has been releasing maps of soil moisture for long, this is the first time the map is on a global scale. It is a joint ..

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