Dry and critical land is often the main obstacle in agriculture. Farmers or hobbyists need more energy, thought, time and money to deal with drought and critical lands. In managing dry and critical land, farmers and planters must adjust input and yield factors.
Farming or hobbies in the garden need to know the state of the soil, the environment in which we develop a gardening hobby, as well as the suitability of plants to the soil environment.
We will face few barriers if we have a land area for gardening in a good area, fertile, enough water and not an area of pest attack.
What is Dry and Critical Land? Will Dry and Critical Land be used for Agriculture?
Problems will arise if your land is dry land, without you knowing that the land is critical land.
We certainly hesitate to continue the hobby in gardening if it turns out our land is dry land. Let us first understand the dry land and the critical land to ease our constraints on the ground.
Dry land is a plot of land that can be used for farming by using or using limited water and usually depends on rainwater.
Naturally dry land has the following characteristics.
Sensitive to erosion, especially if the ground is oblique or not covered by plants.
Low fertility rate. The content of nutrients and organic matter they contain is low.
Physical properties of the soil are poor, such as solid structures, topsoil, and lower layers have low humidity, impaired air circulation, and relatively low water retention.
Based on the rainfall on a dry land, two dry lands are known:
Dry land that has a wet climate.
This type of dry land is present in areas with wet months (rainfall over 200 mm per month) for 6-7 months, and dry months (less than 100 mm rainfall per month) for 3-4 months, or bulk minimum rainfall of more than or equal to 2000 mm per year.
Dry land that has a Dry climate.
This type of dry land is present in areas with dry months for 7-9 months and wet months for 3-4 months, or less than 2000 mm per year rainfall.
Knowledge of the land will give us an idea of how to treat the soil. We give special treatment to the factors that become the main obstacle. We are more focused on choosing the use of fertilizer plants, and methods of giving water for example.