Sea Talk Video - Greenwich Loam

Did you know the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2015 as the International Year of Soils? In doing so, they are striving to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. 

Publication Date:
Monday, November 2, 2015

Episode Script

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.
 
Did you know the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2015 as the International Year of Soils? In doing so, they are striving to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.
 
It’s a great time to celebrate Greenwich loam, which was designated as the official state soil of Delaware by Governor Thomas R. Carper in 2000. Greenwich loam is a deep, well-drained, permeable soil found in all counties of Delaware in the uplands of the coastal plain. Considered prime farmland, it is a highly productive soil for agriculture and forestry. It also enhances water quality, native wildlife habitat, and is great for landscaping, supporting natural beauty in local communities.
 
This is SeaTalk, a public service announcement from the University of Delaware, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, and this station. 

Sea Talk - Greenwich Loam

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