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Heavy Metals in Water and Soil: Methods for Treatment

Heavy Metals in Water and Soil: Methods for Treatment

There are many methods available for reducing heavy metals at their source–before they enter our food and bodies. Chemically engineered methods such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and chemical precipitation...

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What is SAR?

Sodium Adsorption Ratio, Irrigation, and Soil Health

Not all water is created equal. One way in which water quality varies is the Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR). While high SAR is not ultimately an issue of human health, it...

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Why Are My Plants’ Leaves Turning Yellow?

Why Are My Plants’ Leaves Turning Yellow?

While some symptoms of plant disease are challenging to spot, chlorosis is not. Yellow–or chlorotic–leaves may be caused by a wide array of issues, which can make solving the problem...

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The Ultimate Guide to Soil Properties

Good news! Tap Score’s Home Soil Test has arrived! In our effort to inform you of the health of your everyday environment, we’re offering easy access to state-of-the-art soil testing...

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Should You Add Lime to Your Soil?

Should You Add Lime to Your Soil?

All dirt is not created equal. Some soil needs a little help. Amendments are a great way to boost your soil’s health, which can in turn lead to healthier plants....

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Healthy Soil: Arsenic and Your Plants

Healthy Soil: Arsenic and Your Plants

In our second installment of The Dirt on Soil, we take a look at arsenic-contaminated soil. This guide explains how people get exposed to arsenic in soil, what arsenic means...

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Healthy Soil: Lead And Your Plants

Healthy Soil: Lead And Your Plants

Soil: It's a complex amalgamation of organic material, water, minerals, and living organisms. Unfortunately, humans have (often unintentionally) made dirt “dirty.” Lead is one of the contaminants that can pollute...

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Growing Concern: How Water Quality Impacts Your Fruits and Vegetables

Growing Concern: How Water Quality Impacts Your Fruits and Vegetables

A great way to ensure healthy plants is to use the right water to nourish them. Water quality can impact your plants in a variety of ways, and this is...

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