The action of a farmer can help maintain or destroy the productivity of the soil. Therefore, before a farmer leaves home to go to the farm on any particular day, he or she has to make sure that the farm activity to be done on that day should result in multiples of the following:

👉🏿 Maintenance of active biological life
👉🏿 Ability to control erosion sufficiently
👉🏿 Retention of organic matter in the soil
👉🏿 Maintenance and improvement of soil physical properties
👉🏿 Maintenance of appropriate levels of nutrients in the soil
👉🏿 Conservation of soil water
👉🏿 Moderation of soil temperature